nanoparticle
Stimulating Neurons with Light and Gold
Stimulating Neurons with Light and Gold
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2015
Researchers develop a technique to trigger neural activity in culture using light to heat gold nanoparticles.
High-Tech Yogurt Could Detect Disease
High-Tech Yogurt Could Detect Disease
Molly Sharlach | Oct 16, 2014
Nanoparticle-producing bacteria may simplify the diagnosis of cancer and other medical conditions.
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements
Nicholette Zeliadt | Sep 1, 2014
Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies
Small Packages
Small Packages
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2014
When proverbs come true
A Vaulted Mystery
A Vaulted Mystery
Eufemia S. Putort├Č and Massimo P. Crippa | Aug 1, 2014
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.
Next Generation: Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions
Next Generation: Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions
Daniel Cossins | Mar 16, 2014
The incorporation of synthetic nanoparticles into plants can enhance photosynthesis and transform leaves into biochemical sensors.
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2013
A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.
The Organist
The Organist
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2013
When molecular biology methods failed her, Sangeeta Bhatia turned to engineering and microfabrication to build a liver from scratch.
BRET Meets FRET
BRET Meets FRET
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2013
Scientists create biocompatible, self-luminescing nanoparticles for in vivo imaging.
Start It Up
Start It Up
Dan Cossins | Apr 1, 2013
Young researchers who left the academic path to transform their bright ideas into thriving companies discuss their experiences, and how you can launch your own business.