nanotechnology

New cancer treatment targets sick cells only

Posted in Medicine on 29th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

During in vitro tests, the nanoparticles killed around 70 percent of prostate tumor cells while only 10 percent of healthy cells of the same lineage were hit.

New Stretchable nano-devices towards smart contact lenses

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The device manipulates light to such an extent that it can filter specific colours while still being transparent and could be used in the future to make smart contact lenses.

New nanotechnology can detect the biomarkers of cancer and other diseases

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

"We envision this as a potential first-line, noninvasive diagnostic to detect anything from cancer to the Ebola virus"

Researchers kill drug-resistant lung cancer with 50 times less chemo

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Paclitaxel just got more effective. Researchers packaged the drug in containers derived from a patients immune system, protecting it from being destroyed as it reaches the tumor.

Shaking out the nanomaterials: a new method to purify water

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Purifying water could be as simple as shaking a vial of water and oil.