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In the Quest to Treat Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Nanomaterials Show Promise

A research team led by Raymond Tak Fai Cheung, PhD and student Lynn Yan-Hua Sang, PhD of the University of Hong Kong suggests a new therapeutic strategy for intracerebral hemorrhage: injecting self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds (SAPNS) directly into a hemorrhagic lesion.

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World’s Smallest Propeller Could Be Used for Microscopic Medicine

A team of scientists in Israel and Germany have created robots that are only nanometers in length, small enough to maneuver inside the human body and possibly inside human cells.

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Scientists test a Nanoparticle “Alarm Clock” to Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer

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Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. One pioneering approach uses nanoparticles to jumpstart the body’s ability to fight tumors

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New Imaging Agent Provides Better Picture of the Gut

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.

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Dream Come True? Creating Organic Zeolites

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In a landmark paper -- "Designed Synthesis of Large-Pore Crystalline Polyimide Covalent Organic Frameworks” -- published in the July 23 edition of the international scientific journal Nature Communications, University of Delaware researcher Yushan Yan describes a new approach to creating organic zeolites.

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NUS Scientists Use Simple, Low Cost Laser Technique to Improve Properties and Functions of Nanomaterials

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By ‘drawing’ micropatterns on nanomaterials using a focused laser beam, scientists could modify properties of nanomaterials for effective applications in photonic and optoelectric applications

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With ‘Ribbons’ of Graphene, Width Matters

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A novel method for producing ultra-narrow ribbons of graphene and then tuning the material's electrical properties holds promise for use in nano-devices.

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Bringing the Bling to Antibacterials

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Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your skin. Surgeries to implant medical devices give such bacteria the opportunity needed to gain entry into the body cavity, allowing the implants themselves to act then as an ideal growing surface for biofilms. Researchers are looking to combat these dangerous sub-dermal infections by upgrading your new hip or kneecap in a fashion appreciated since ancient times – adding gold.

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