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January 22, 2017
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How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years

Targeted medicine deliveries and increased energy efficiency are just two of many ways Nanoscience research involves molecules that are only 1/100th the size of cancer cells and that have the potential to profoundly improve the quality of our health and … Continue reading

July 13, 2014
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Unexpected Water Explains Surface Chemistry of Nanocrystals

Berkeley Lab Scientists Answer Questions of How Charged Ligands Balance on Surface of Colloidal Nanoparticles Danylo Zherebetskyy and his colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals.

March 9, 2013
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Researchers ‘Nanoweld’ by Applying Light to Aligned Nanorods in Solid Materials

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to melt or “weld” specific portions of polymers by embedding aligned nanoparticles within the materials. Their technique, which melts fibers along a chosen direction within a material, may lead to … Continue reading

June 23, 2012
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Researchers Find Gold Nanoparticles Capable of ‘Unzipping’ DNA

New research from North Carolina State University finds that gold nanoparticles with a slight positive charge work collectively to unravel DNA’s double helix. This finding has ramifications for gene therapy research and the emerging field of DNA-based electronics. “We began … Continue reading

March 28, 2012
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U of T Discovery Holds Promise of Cheaper, Greener Drugs

Chemistry team discovers new catalyst A chemistry team at the University of Toronto has discovered environmentally-friendly iron-based nanoparticle catalysts that work as well as the expensive, toxic, metal-based catalysts that are currently in wide use by the drug, fragrance and … Continue reading

November 2, 2011
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Develop New Tool for the Study of Spatial Patterns in Living Cells

*Golden Membranes Pave the Way for a Better Understanding of Cancer and the Immune System* Football has often been called “a game of inches,” but biology is a game of nanometers, where spatial differences of only a few nanometers can … Continue reading

May 10, 2011
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“Fool’s Gold” from The Deep is Fertilizer for Ocean Life

*Pyrite nanoparticles from hydrothermal vents are a rich source of iron in the deep sea* Similar to humans, the bacteria and tiny plants living in the ocean need iron for energy and growth. But their situation is quite different from … Continue reading