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October 19, 2018
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Nanoparticle Breakthrough Could Capture Unseen Light for Solar Energy Conversion

Scientists demonstrate how organic dyes work as antennas to help harness, convert light An international team of scientists has demonstrated a breakthrough in the design and function of nanoparticles that could make solar panels more efficient by converting light usually … Continue reading

January 8, 2014
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New Technique Targets Specific Areas of Cancer Cells with Different Drugs

Researchers have developed a technique for creating nanoparticles that carry two different cancer-killing drugs into the body and deliver those drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective. The technique was developed by researchers … Continue reading

May 21, 2013
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Bold Move Forward in Molecular Analyses

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop New Metrics for X-ray and Neutron Analysis of Flexible Macromolecules A dramatic leap forward in the ability of scientists to study the structural states of macromolecules such as proteins and nanoparticles in solution has been achieved … Continue reading

October 27, 2012
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How Silver Turns People Blue

Ingesting silver — in antimicrobial health tonics or for extensive medical treatments involving silver — can cause argyria, condition in which the skin turns grayish-blue. Brown researchers have discovered how that happens. The process is similar to developing black-and-white photographs, … Continue reading

August 1, 2012
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Detecting Cancer with Lasers Has Limited Use, Say Mu Researchers

COLUMBIA, Mo. — One person dies every hour from melanoma skin cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. A technique known as photoacoustics can find some forms of melanoma even if only a few cancerous cells … Continue reading

July 28, 2012
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Entropy Can Lead to Order, Paving The Route to Nanostructures

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Researchers trying to herd tiny particles into useful ordered formations have found an unlikely ally: entropy, a tendency generally described as “disorder.” Computer simulations by University of Michigan scientists and engineers show that the property can nudge … 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

June 1, 2012
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Nanoparticles Seen as Artificial Atoms

Berkeley Lab Researchers Observations of Nanorod Crystal Growth Points Way to Next Generation Energy Devices In the growth of crystals, do nanoparticles act as “artificial atoms” forming molecular-type building blocks that can assemble into complex structures? This is the contention … Continue reading