News - 19 Oct 2012
Excitement around the potential for targeted nanoparticles (NPs) that can be controlled by stimulus outside of the body for cancer therapy has been growing over the past few years. More specifically,...
News - 29 Mar 2012
Researchers from the Rice University have produced starfruit-shaped gold nanorods, which may support surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy applications.
An Associate Professor of chemistry,...
News - 22 Feb 2012
Researchers seeking to enhance fuel-cell catalysts made of nanoparticles have discovered that the catalytic activity of nanoparticles can be correlated with the type and count of their surface...
News - 12 Dec 2011
Gold isn't just lovely in jewelry; it has long been used as medicine. Modern medicine is particularly focused on nanoscopic gold, which can be used as a contrast agent and in the treatment of...
News - 18 Nov 2011
A Research team led by Eugene Zubarev, Rice University’s Associate Professor of chemistry, has developed a method to pack over 2 million gold nanorods inside a single cancer cell, paving the way...
News - 19 Aug 2011
North Carolina State University scientists have developed a scalable and easy method to arrange gold nanorods utilizing electrospun polymer known as‘nano/microfibers.’
News - 19 Nov 2010
In the past 40 years, scientists have learned a great deal about how cells become cancerous. Some of that knowledge has translated to new treatments, but most of the time doctors are forced to rely on...
News - 25 May 2010
Future pandemics of seasonal flu, H1N1 and other drug-resistant viruses may be thwarted by a potent, immune-boosting payload that is effectively delivered to cells by gold nanorods, report scientists...
News - 31 Aug 2009
Nanoparticles combining platinum and gold act as superefficient catalysts, but chemists have struggled to create them in an industrially useful form. Rice University chemists have answered the call...
News - 22 Jun 2009
Too tiny to see or touch, manmade nanoparticles are increasingly becoming
a by-product of industry and chemical and pharmaceutical technology. But once
these super small materials enter the...