New Fluorescent Silicon Nanoparticles

University of Leicester researchers discover new fluorescent silicon nanoparticles. Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester have developed a new synthesis method, which has led them to the discovery of fluorescent silicon nanoparticles and may ultimately help track the uptake of drugs by the body’s cells. Dr Klaus von […]

On the Road to an Antitumor Vaccine

Polymeric Nanoparticles for Tumor Vaccines. ‘The quest for an effective antitumor vaccine has received a boost from the results of work aimed at developing a nanoparticle that delivers tumor antigens to the immune system cells that trigger antibody production. The results of this effort, led by Shinsaku Nakagawa, Ph.D., and Naoki Okada, Ph.D., of Osaka […]

Identifying Tumors with Gold Nanoparticles and ScFv Peptides

Gold nanoparticle probes may allow earlier cancer detection. ‘Using tiny gold particles embedded with dyes, researchers have shown that they can identify tumors under the skin of a living animal. These tools may allow doctors to detect and diagnose cancer earlier and less invasively Studded with antibody fragments called ScFv peptides that bind cancer cells, […]

Nanofluids: No “Magic” Cooling Capabilities

Not so super-cool after all: MIT researchers knock down theory about nanofluids. ‘MIT engineers have shown that nanofluids, which once held promise as a super-coolant, do not have the theoretical cooling capabilities many scientists believed they had. Nanofluids are suspensions of tiny particles on the nanometer, or billionth of a meter, scale. When nanofluids were […]

The Future of Superalloys: Superalloy Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles unlock the future of superalloy metals. ‘Sandia National Laboratories is pioneering the future of superalloy materials by advancing the science behind how those superalloys are made. As part of Sandia’s nanoscale research, a group of experts specializing in inorganic synthesis and characterization, modeling, and radiation science have designed a radical system of experiments to […]