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Charged Gold Nanoparticles Improve Residence Time of Molecules in Nanopores

Charged Gold Nanoparticles Improve Residence Time of Molecules in Nanopores

A research team headed by a professor from Virginia Commonwealth University has succeeded in improving a method used for determining the charge, size and shape of water-soluble molecules. Joseph Reiner, Department of Physics, Assistant professor of experimental nanoscience in the College of Humanities and Sciences and his co-workers have enumerated their discovery in an article "Enhanced Single Molecule Mass Spectrometry Via Charged Metallic Clusters," to be published in the Analytical Chemistry journal. [More]
Researchers Create Powerful 3-D Microtube Platform to Study Neuron Growth

Researchers Create Powerful 3-D Microtube Platform to Study Neuron Growth

Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve connections after injury. [More]
New Report Covers Technologies, Applications, and Markets of Biochips and Microarrays

New Report Covers Technologies, Applications, and Markets of Biochips and Microarrays

Research and Markets has announced the addition of a new report "Biochips and Microarrays - Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering. [More]
Nano-Robots Swim through Complex Biological Fluids

Nano-Robots Swim through Complex Biological Fluids

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed nanoscale swimming bodies which are able to navigate through complicated biological fluids. [More]
Artificial Platelet-Like Nanoparticles Combine Morphological and Surface Chemical Properties of Natural Platelets

Artificial Platelet-Like Nanoparticles Combine Morphological and Surface Chemical Properties of Natural Platelets

Artificial platelet mimics developed by a research team from Case Western Reserve University and University of California, Santa Barbara, are able to halt bleeding in mouse models 65 percent faster than nature can on its own. [More]
New Report on Global Nanobiotechnology Applications, Markets and Companies

New Report on Global Nanobiotechnology Applications, Markets and Companies

Research and Markets has announced the addition of a new report "Nanobiotechnology Applications, Markets and Companies" to their offering. [More]
Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Could be Used as Universal Scaffolding to Replicate Cell Membrane Channel Properties

Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Could be Used as Universal Scaffolding to Replicate Cell Membrane Channel Properties

A study, in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, suggests that single-wall carbon nanotubes could be used as universal scaffolding to help to replicate the properties of cell membrane channels. The results of the study have been published in the prestigious journal Nature. [More]
Nanobodies More Accessible for Research

Nanobodies More Accessible for Research

Antibodies, in charge of recognizing and homing in on molecular targets, are among the most useful tools in biology and medicine. Nanobodies – antibodies' tiny cousins – can do the same tasks, for example marking molecules for research or flagging diseased cells for destruction. But, thanks to their comparative simplicity nanobodies offer the tantalizing prospect of being much easier to produce. [More]
New Lab Device Gives Unprecedented Microscopic Look at Metastasis

New Lab Device Gives Unprecedented Microscopic Look at Metastasis

Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths. By shedding light on precisely how tumor cells travel, the device could uncover new ways to keep cancer in check. [More]
Ion Channels with Short Carbon Nanotubes Can be Inserted into Live Cell Membranes

Ion Channels with Short Carbon Nanotubes Can be Inserted into Live Cell Membranes

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA. [More]