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Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

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Raman effect makes cancer detection possible


April 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a method to detect cancer by combining the use of gold nanoparticles with Raman spectroscopy - a technique developed by Indian physicist C.V. ... Read more...

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Glowing trees to replace street lights? Impractical, says Aussie scientist


February 24th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 24 (ANI): An Australian scientist has said that a radical idea to replace street lamps with trees that glow in the dark may not be as practical as it sounds. ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may help detect tumor cells in blood


February 12th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Fen 12 (ANI): Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have found that tiny gold particles can help doctors detect tumor cells circulating in the blood of patients with head and neck ... Read more...

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New study paves way for better cancer treatment


February 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients.Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside ... Read more...

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Cinnamon can replace toxic chemicals used to create gold nanoparticles


November 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has found a method that could replace nearly all of the toxic chemicals required to make gold nanoparticles. The missing ingredient can be found in ... Read more...

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Now, a new system to kill tumours from inside


October 4th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Researchers have managed to deliver a dormant toxin into tumour for anti-cancer therapy and chemically trigger the toxin to de-cloak and attack from within.The study by University ... Read more...

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Nanobubbles ‘can detect and eliminate prostate cancer cells’


September 28th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University were able to use plasmonic nanobubbles in living organisms to detect and eliminate implanted human prostate cancer cells.Dmitri Lapotko showed that the nanobubbles, generated ... Read more...

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Scientists creating ‘golden bullet’ for cancer


March 13th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are developing what they call a magic 'golden' bullet for cancer, which could kill the tumours by using gold nanoparticles.The researchers- ... Read more...

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Scientists turn light into electrical current using golden nanoscale system


February 13th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Material scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have turned light into electrical current using a golden nanoscale system.The system, an array of nano-sized molecules of gold, respond to ... Read more...

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Nanobubbles may help destroy cancer cells


February 5th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University have come up with a new technique to isolate cancer cells and destroy them with tiny explosions.They used lasers to make "nanobubbles" by ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles to help in faster detection of meningitis


January 8th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Gold nanoparticles enable faster detection of meningococcal meningitis and minimise fatalities, according to a new study. Meningitis progresses rapidly and can cause death if left untreated. Symptoms include fever, ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover proteins that produce larger pearls in less time


August 17th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two new proteins that are responsible for the iridescent beauty of pearls, and allow for the production of larger pearls in less time.Pearl and nacre, ... Read more...

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Scientists create multipurpose Swiss Army knife for nanomedicine


July 28th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): By combining two nanoparticles in one tiny package, University of Washington researchers have created a Swiss Army knife of sorts for medical imaging and therapy.The multipurpose nanotechnology tool ... Read more...

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Scientists come a nano-step closer to weighing a single atom


July 28th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 28 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists has understood how nanoparticles lose energy, thus coming a key step closer towards producing nanoscale detectors for weighing any single ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles’ colour-changing ability makes it possible to create self-erasing documents


July 9th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists have developed a film that exploits the colour-changing ability of nanoparticles, and can make it possible to create documents that wipe themselves clean after they've been read.Northwestern ... Read more...

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‘Chemical nose’ can sniff out cancer


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington. June 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a 'chemical nose' that can sniff out cancer.The revolutionary tool contains an array of nanoparticles and polymers that ... Read more...

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Now, gold nanoparticles to ”cook” cancer cells


March 23rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): In a major advance in cancer treatment, nanotechnology researchers have developed the first hollow gold nanospheres that search out and "cook" cancer cells. The researchers say that the ... Read more...

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Coffee stains to inspire cheaper TV screens of tomorrow


March 2nd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have been inspired by coffee stains to suggest a cheaper option of making transparent conductive coatings for TV screens in the future. ... Read more...

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Synthetic good cholesterol designed to keep heart problems at bay


January 10th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Fearing that gorging on chocolate cake and juicy beef roast might send your blood cholesterol levels sky high? Well then heres your ultimate saviour synthetic high-density lipoprotein ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer


December 31st, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a drug-delivery system by using tiny gold particles and infrared light, which may multiple medicines to be ... Read more...

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Medieval painted church windows were based on the principles of nanotechnology!


August 22nd, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): Painting glass windows with gold nanoparticles offers a way to purify the air, say researchers.Zhu Huai Yong, an associate professor at Queensland University of Technologys School ... Read more...

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Medieval stained glass windows acted like nano air purifiers


August 22nd, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Stained glass windows in churches dotting Europe and painted with gold purified the air when lit up by sunlight, according to Queensland University of Technology experts. "For centuries, ... Read more...

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Technique likely to slash cancer drug delivery time


July 23rd, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) A new technique may now make it possible to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to the targeted areas within hours, as against two days taken by existing systems. Using lab ... Read more...

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Oz scientists claim to have found natural invisible gold


June 24th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Australian scientists have for the first time unearthed hard evidence of the discovery of natural gold nanoparticles.Scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) ... Read more...

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Gold, silver nanoparticle dyes give fabrics a rainbow of unexpected colours


June 14th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Researchers in New Zealand have shown that adding nanoparticles made of pure gold and silver to fine Marino wool can help create a rainbow of unexpected colours, ... Read more...

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New synthetic nanoparticles penetrate cells without harming them


June 10th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed synthetic nanoparticles that can penetrate a cell without inflicting any harm to its protective membrane.The researchers say ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may improve failed HIV drugs efficacy


May 24th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Experiments with gold nanoparticles by researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that it may be possible to resurrect a failed HIV drug called TAK779, ruled ... Read more...

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New technique to quickly identify bacterial infections afflicting patients


February 20th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 20 (ANI): A chemist at the University of Central Florida has devised a technique that may speed up the detection of bacterial infections afflicting patients, and thereby enable doctors to ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may make cancer diagnosis faster, less invasive


December 24th, 2007 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 24 (ANI): A study on mice has suggested that gold nanoparticles may make diagnosis of cancer faster and less invasive.The researchers have shown that by using tiny gold ... Read more...

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