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Next Generation: Nano Sunblock
Next Generation: Nano Sunblock
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 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.
Next Generation: Smart Insulin Patch
Next Generation: Smart Insulin Patch
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 22, 2015
A microneedle patch automatically releases insulin in response to high glucose levels.
Avian-Inspired Color
Avian-Inspired Color
Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015
By taking cues from bird feathers, scientists engineer nanoparticle structures that produce striking colors.
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.