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Nonviral CRISPR Delivery a Success

By Abby Olena | October 2, 2017

Researchers use gold nanoparticles to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 and correct a point mutation in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 

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Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph Nodes

By Jef Akst | September 12, 2017

Analysis of the bodies of deceased individuals can’t determine what effect these tattoo remnants have on lymph function, but researchers suggest dirty needles aren’t the only risk of the age-old practice.

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New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student

By Jenny Rood | August 1, 2016

The high schooler was studying cancer biomarkers in a George Mason University lab when her familial experiences with Lyme disease sparked an idea.

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Copper Stopper

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.

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Nanoscale Defenses

By Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016

Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.

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Dying Light Marks the Spot

By Catherine Offord | March 29, 2016

Drug-delivering nanoparticles designed to glow when their target cells die can report on the effectiveness of cancer therapies within just a few hours of treatment, a mouse study shows.

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Next Generation: Nano Sunblock

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 28, 2015

A new nanoparticle-based sunblock is effective, long-lasting, and may eliminate absorption of potentially harmful chemicals into the skin and bloodstream, a mouse study shows.

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Next Generation: Smart Insulin Patch

By Amanda B. Keener | June 22, 2015

A microneedle patch automatically releases insulin in response to high glucose levels.

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Avian-Inspired Color

By Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015

By taking cues from bird feathers, scientists engineer nanoparticle structures that produce striking colors.

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Stimulating Neurons with Light and Gold

By Jef Akst | March 12, 2015

Researchers develop a technique to trigger neural activity in culture using light to heat gold nanoparticles.

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