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Little ANTs: researchers build the world’s tiniest engine

Researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself. The nanoscale engine, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could form the basis of future nano-machines that can navigate in water, sense the environment around them, or even enter living cells to fight disease. The prototype...
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Super-sensitive tests could detect diseases earlier

Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages, in research published today in the journal Nature Materials.   The scientists, from Imperial College London and the University of Vigo, have created a test to detect particular molecules that indicate the presence of disease, even when these are in...
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Innova Biosciences launches unique covalent gold nanoparticle conjugation kit

Innova Biosciences (Cambridge, UK), inventor of ‘Lightning-Link®’ the world’s easiest to use antibody labeling technology, is pleased to announce the launch of InnovaCoat™ GOLD: a revolutionary kit for the covalent conjugation of gold nanoparticles to antibodies, proteins and biomolecules.  This innovative new technology provides significant advantages over...
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Nanoscale “bouncing” gold droplets

When a pebble is dropped onto the surface of a pond, a droplet of water bounces up from the surface. The same thing happens when a focussed laser-beam strikes the surface of a thin metal film – the metal can be locally melted by the laser light and it can bounce up from the metal surface as a metallic droplet. Now Dr Paul Warburton and Edward Osley of the London Centre for...
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‘Smart’ microcapsules in a single step

A new, single-step method of fabricating microcapsules, which have potential commercial applications in industries including medicine, agriculture and diagnostics, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The findings are published Friday (10 February) in the journal Science.   The ability to enclose materials in capsules between 10 and 100 micrometres...
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Midatech secures £6.3 million financing to strengthen product development portfolio

Midatech Ltd., a global leader for the design, development, synthesis and manufacture of nanomedicines, announced today it has raised £6.3 million through a private investment round.   This financing will be used to strengthen and diversify Midatech’s product development portfolio, especially in oncology. It will be used to support clinical development of...
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Midatech receives regulatory approval for clinically testing ultra-small gold nanoparticles

Midatech Ltd., a global leader in the design, development, synthesis and manufacture of nanomedicines, announced today it has received Swissmedic approval to start the First-in-Human clinical trial with insulin-coated gold nanoparticles, which will be coordinated through its Swiss subsidiary PharMida AG.   The trial is designed to assess the safety profile of insulin-coated...
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Intelligent Fingerprinting reveals prototype hand-held drug testing device

The world’s first prototype of a hand-held fingerprint drug testing device has been created by UK technology company Intelligent Fingerprinting. The unique device detects drugs and other substances from the sweat contained in fingerprints and will enable mobile testing with instant results.   A spin-out of the University of East Anglia (UEA), Intelligent Fingerprinting...
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Conductive cotton: scientists fashioning electronic future for cotton fibre

The latest breakthrough in cotton fiber research has scientists envisioning hospital gowns that monitor medical patients and jerseys that test athletic performance, according to Cornell University fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza, co-author of a new study that reveals how everyday cotton can be turned into high-tech fabric.   Hinestroza, professor of fiber science in...
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Nano Gold Rush: Researchers use tiny gold particles to boost organic solar cell efficiency

In the world of solar energy, organic photovoltaic solar cells have a wide range of potential applications, but they are still considered an upstart. While these carbon-based cells, which use organic polymers or small molecules as semiconductors, are much thinner and less expensive to produce than conventional solar cells made with inorganic silicon wafers, they still lag behind in their...
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Gold nanoparticles bring scientists closer to a treatment for cancer

Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed smart nanomaterials, which can disrupt the blood supply to cancerous tumours. The team of researchers, led by Physics lecturer Dr Antonios Kanaras, showed that a small dose of gold nanoparticles can activate or inhibit genes that are involved in angiogenesis - a complex process responsible for the supply of oxygen and nutrients to...
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Gold nanoparticles help earlier diagnosis of liver cancer

A research team has devised a new technique to spot cancerous tumors in the liver as small as 5 millimeters. The technique, using gold nanoparticles, is the first to deploy metal nanoparticles as agents to enhance X-ray scattering of image tumor-like masses. Results are published in in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.   A big obstacle to treatment of liver...
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New Family of gold-based nanoparticles could serve as biomedical 'testbed'

Gold nanoparticles are becoming the … well … gold standard for medical-use nanoparticles. A new paper* by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cancer Institute's Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) proposes not only a sort of gold nanoparticle "testbed" to explore how the tiny particles behave in...
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Improving catalysis

University research may help to improve the way that metal nanoparticles are used in catalysis – the process of making chemical reactions go faster. Metal nanoparticles are fundamental to developments in areas such as photonics, sensing, imaging, medicine and catalysis.   Methods for producing these nanoparticles require the addition of ligands, a protective agent, to...
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A step towards a revolution in law enforcement - Gold nanoparticles assist with fingerprint recovery

Despite fingerprinting being essentially the foundation technique of modern forensic science, only a fraction of all the fingermarks at a crime scene are actually detected.   Now the work of UTS forensic science researcher Dr Xanthe Spindler has made an important step towards recovering usable fingerprints from old evidence and surfaces long considered too difficult by crime...
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Researchers help nanoscale engineers choose self-assembling proteins

Engineering structures on the smallest possible scales — using molecules and individual atoms as building blocks — is both physically and conceptually challenging. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has now developed a method of computationally selecting the best of these blocks, drawing inspiration from the similar behavior of proteins in...
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UPC team generates hydrogen as an energy source from ethanol and sunlight

A team of researchers from the UPC-Barcelona Tech, the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and the University of Auckland (New Zealand) uses ethanol and sunlight to generate hydrogen as an energy source. The results of the study have been published in 'Nature Chemistry'.   Jordi Llorca, director of the Institute of Energy Technology and researcher at the UPC-Barcelona...
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Research moves nanomedicine one step closer to reality

A class of engineered nanoparticles — gold-centered spheres smaller than viruses — has been shown safe when administered by two alternative routes in a mouse study led by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine. This marks the first step up the ladder of toxicology studies that, within a year and a half, could yield to human trials of the tiny agents for...
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Nanoparticles enhance detection of circulating tumor cells

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), shed into the blood stream by tumors, are thought to provide a means of detecting cancer early, conducting a preliminary assessment of which anticancer agents might prove most effective at treating a given patient, and assessing whether a chosen therapy is working. But, to realize that potential, it is first necessary to detect and trap these rare cells in a...
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