<b>Experiments in mice and human cells shed light on best way to deliver nanoparticle therapy for cancer</b>

Experiments in mice and human cells shed light on best way to deliver nanoparticle therapy for cancer

Histology image of HER2 tumor showing accumulation of Herceptin-labeled nanoparticle (upper right, and blue in histology) accumulation in tumor microenvironment (immune) and not on HER2 cancer cells. Researchers in the cancer nanomedicine c...
<b>Nano-chimneys can cool circuits</b>

Nano-chimneys can cool circuits

A few nanoscale adjustments may be all that is required to make graphene-nanotube junctions excel at transferring heat, according to Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson found that putting a cone-...
<b>Custom nanoparticle regresses tumors when exposed to light</b>

Custom nanoparticle regresses tumors when exposed to light

A unique nanoparticle to deliver a localized cancer treatment inhibits tumor growth in mice, according to a team of Penn State researchers. The nanoparticles, developed by Daniel Hayes, associate professor of biomedical engineering, have a...
<b>Researchers Discover New Crystalline Calcium Phosphate</b>

Researchers Discover New Crystalline Calcium Phosphate

A new type of crystalline calcium phosphate has been discovered and analysed in the laboratories of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). Calcium orthophosphates, a group of biominerals, are a vital part of the human body and can be found in s...
<b>Odds are good for unique 2D compound</b>

Odds are good for unique 2D compound

Engineers at Rice University and Texas AM University have found a 2D material that could make computers faster and more energy-efficient. Their material is a derivative ofperovskite— a crystal with a distinctive structure — that has the...
<b>Rice University rolls out next-gen nanocars</b>

Rice University rolls out next-gen nanocars

Nanomechanics at Rice University and the University of Houston is getting ready to rev their engines for the second international Nano car Race. While they’ll have to pump the brakes for a bit longer than expected, as the race has been bu...
<b>Breakthrough forensic approach to help crack down on the sale of fake drugs</b>

Breakthrough forensic approach to help crack down on the sale of fake drugs

Fake medicines are one of the biggest health problems in the world today. The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) saw a rise in fake medical products related to the outbreak of COVID-19, including counterfeit facemasks, su...
<b>Graphene-based actuator swarm enables programmable deformation</b>

Graphene-based actuator swarm enables programmable deformation

Researchers at Jilin University and Tsinghua University in China have presented a self-healing graphene-based actuator swarm that enables programmable 3D deformation by integrating SU-8 pattern arrays with GO. (a) Schematic illustration of...
<b>Refractive Index in 2D Material can be Manipulated by Light</b>

Refractive Index in 2D Material can be Manipulated by Light

Microscopic crystals in tantalum disulfide have a starring role in what could become a hit for 3D displays, virtual reality and even self-driving vehicles. A two-dimensional array of the material has unique optical characteristics that can...
<b>Cicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality, researchers report</b>

Cicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality, researchers report

Researchers have demonstrated a new fabrication technique that allows them replicate the nanostructures found on cicada wings that make them water- and microbe-repellent. Credit: Wayne Boo, U.S. Geological Survey A multidisciplinary group t...