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Ultrasound can deliver drugs

Researchers have shown how ultrasound energy can briefly "open a door" in the protective outer membranes of living cells to allow entry of drugs and other therapeutic molecules.

Posted: Sep 6th, 2006

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Switchable lotus effect

Researchers have synthesized a compound in the diarylethene family whose surface becomes super-water-repellent on command.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2006

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Improving magnetic nanoparticle design

Numerous groups are attempting to use iron nanoparticles in medical imaging applications. Researchers are also developing magnetic nanoparticles as miniature thermal scalpels for killing tumors as well as imaging them.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2006

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Quantum dots probe cell death

Aiming to help researchers get a better handle on how anticancer agents are triggering cell death, investigator have developed a quantum dot nanodevice that can detect and image apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2006

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Nanotubes trigger neurons

Researchers at Stanford University have used electrodes made of bundles of multiwalled carbon nanotubes to stimulate rat neurons.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2006

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