National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence were established in 2005 through several phases of funding, which are reported to end next year.
National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers

The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence were established in 2005 through several phases of funding, which are reported to end next year.

The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence were established in 2005 through several phases of funding, which are reported to end next year.

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Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2019
Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.
Image of the Day: Cocoon
Image of the Day: Cocoon
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 23, 2018
Researchers have taken inspiration from wild silk moths to craft fibers that can transport images.
Image of the Day: Nanobot Schematic
Image of the Day: Nanobot Schematic
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 13, 2018
A magnetically controlled device could have applications in studies of cell biology and biophysics.
Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot
Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 5, 2018
Scientists engineered biomaterials similar to those chameleons use to change color and applied them to a robot.
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 7, 2018
Researchers created a nanofibrous scaffold to see how it supports cell growth.
DNA Robots Target Cancer
DNA Robots Target Cancer
Abby Olena | Feb 12, 2018
Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.
Image of the Day: Mobile Nanotweezers
Image of the Day: Mobile Nanotweezers
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Magnetically-driven nanobots could be used to manipulate microscopic objects, including bacteria and fluorescent nanodiamonds.
Top Technical Advances in 2017
Top Technical Advances in 2017
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2017
The year’s most impressive achievements include new methods to extend CRISPR editing, patch-clamp neurons hands-free, and analyze the contents of live cells.
Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly
Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 27, 2017
The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Ruth Williams | Sep 14, 2017
Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics. 
Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs
Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs
Shawna Williams | Aug 16, 2017
The mini machines treated infection somewhat better than antibiotics plus the typical proton pump inhibitor medication. 
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran | Jul 16, 2017
The versatility of geometric shapes made from the nucleic acid are proving useful in a wide variety of fields from molecular computation to biology to medicine.
DNA Origami
DNA Origami
The Scientist Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?
Image of the Day: Tied Up
Image of the Day: Tied Up
The Scientist Staff | Jan 12, 2017
Scientists created the world’s tiniest molecular knot, only 192 atoms in length, using iron ions to guide the braiding process.
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 5, 2016
Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Transparency Now
Transparency Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2016
Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord, Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
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.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.