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February 11, 2013
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MU Scientists Build Harness for Powerful Radiation Cancer Therapy

Scientists at MU, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville created a gold nanoparticle that can transport powerful radioactive particles directly to tumors for treatment. We’ve all heard that “it’s not wise to use a cannon … Continue reading

October 16, 2012
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Gold Nanoparticle Prostate Cancer Treatment Found Safe in Dogs, MU Study Shows

New treatment may have fewer side effects than traditional cancer therapy COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— Currently, large doses of chemotherapy are required when treating certain forms of cancer, resulting in toxic side effects. The chemicals enter the body and work to … Continue reading

July 20, 2012
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Gold Nanoparticles Could Treat Prostate Cancer With Fewer Side Effects than Chemotherapy, MU Researchers Find

In new study published in PNAS, scientists found that nanoparticles, produced from chemicals in tea, reduced tumors by 80 percent. COLUMBIA, Mo. – Currently, large doses of chemotherapy are required when treating certain forms of cancer, resulting in toxic side … Continue reading

April 29, 2012
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Golden Potential for Gold Thin Films

Berkeley Lab Researchers Direct the Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles into Device-Ready Thin films Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have directed the first self-assembly of nanoparticles into device-ready materials. Through … Continue reading

April 1, 2012
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A Shiny New Tool for Imaging Biomolecules

*Berkeley Lab Researchers Embed Artificial Membranes with Billions of Nanoantennas for Enhanced Optical Studies* At the heart of the immune system that protects our bodies from disease and foreign invaders is a vast and complex communications network involving millions of … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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New Technique Lets Scientists Peer Within Nanoparticles, See Atomic Structure in 3-D

UCLA researchers are now able to peer deep within the world’s tiniest structures to create three-dimensional images of individual atoms and their positions. Their research, published March 22 in the journal Nature, presents a new method for directly measuring the … Continue reading

October 9, 2010
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UMD and UMass Chemists Design Cloaked, Anti-Cancer Toxin to Kill Tumors from Within

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A research team including University of Maryland chemistry and biochemistry Professor Lyle Isaacs and University of Massachusetts Amherst chemist Vincent Rotello has demonstrated that they can deliver a dormant toxin into a specific site such as … Continue reading