Acid-sensitive ligands help treat tumours

Solid tumours are highly heterogeneous structures surrounded by a dense extracellular matrix. They also lack lymphatic drainage and are more acidic than surrounding heathy tissue. Tumours thus have an elevated interstitial fluid pressure that acts as a physiological barrier to therapeutic drugs. A team of researchers in China has now developed a new set of […]

Nanoporous thin-film device could help treat diabetes

Encapsulated human embryonic stem-cell differentiated beta cell clusters (hES-βC) show promise for treating diabetics without having to chronically suppress their immune system. A team of researchers at the University of California at San Francisco has now made the first nanoporous polymer thin-film encapsulation device containing human stem-cell derived β-like cells that does not activate or […]

Boron nitride foam absorbs CO2

Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is a technologically important 2D material with a naturally occurring layered structure. It has many excellent properties, including high temperature stability, high thermal conductivity and high mechanical strength. A team of researchers in the US, Korea and Brazil has now succeeded in making the first stable, lightweight 3D foam from the […]

Magnetized viruses attack harmful bacteria

Magnetic nanoparticle clusters have the power to punch through biofilms to reach bacteria that can foul water treatment systems, according to scientists at Rice University and the University of Science and Technology of China……..

Protein Cages May Have Applications in Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology

A multidisciplinary team from the Bristol BioDesign Institute has come together to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages, leading to new research which has potential applications in nanotechnology and synthetic biology……..

Metal instability achieves energy-efficient nanotechnology

Computers that fit in our pockets, television screens no thicker than a door, and cars only slightly bigger than their passengers, technology is constantly getting smaller. A major reason for this miniaturization is the development of nano-size resonators, which convert small levels of electrical power into mechanical oscillations at high frequencies…..

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