Nanoparticles are small, but how small? To put things in context consider a gold bar. If we were to stroll into Fort Knox and pick up a gold bar, how much colloidal gold nanoparticles would it take to achieve the same mass of gold?
Researchers have been exploring different ways to monitor and treat disease using tattoos. A future with diagnostic and therapeutic tattoos may give this old art form a new functionality.
How much smaller is a gold nanosphere compared to New York's Times Square New Year's Eve Ball? Ring in the new year with some interesting nanoparticle trivia.
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Encouragingly, it appears that researchers at MIT have given us a new tool in the fight against Zika with a new diagnostic technology using gold nanospheres.
Can nanoparticles be precisely heated to the desired cancer killing temperature zone without overheating and harming healthy cells? To answer this question, research is turning to nano-magnets.
Lateral Flow Assays (LFAs) are powerful and easy to use diagnostic tools. They most frequently rely on the power of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) to indicate the presence of target analytes or biomolecules. What’s more, they are commonly found on the shelves of your neighborhood pharmacy. We take a look at how these simple, yet highly reliable nanoparticle tests work to give us valuable information about our health and more.
If you have ever taken your device outside to read or get some work done on a sunny day, then you are familiar with the glare making it nearly impossible to see the screen. Fortunately researchers have developed a solution: nanostructured glass.
Every year an estimated 722,000 people in the U.S. develop infections during a hospital stay, and about 75,000 die. We look at 5 novel nanotechnologies, each with a promise to prevent hospital acquired infection.
Exposure to even small amounts of mercury can cause serious health problems. researchers have developed a gold nanoparticle mercury sensor that is highly sensitive, selective, and stable with limits of detection as low as 0.016 ng/L.
It’s not often that scientists are able to outperform nature, however, a group of researchers have recently managed to make more efficient cell membrane protein analogs using synthetic carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
Forget about drawing the shades, pulling the blinds, or covering your windows. In the future windows will be smart enough to sense the amount of sunlight, and automatically adjust to control light and heat coming into our homes, offices, cars, and more.