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Spinning nanoparticles hint at origin of life

Simply making nanoparticles spin coaxes them to arrange themselves into what University of Michigan researchers call “living rotating crystals,” a self-organizing behavior where the crystals take on a life of their own. Researcher Sharon Glotzer and her team discovered the behavior while investigating methods to make nanoparticles self-assemble. They found that when they spun individual […]

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Mayo Clinic Zooms In On Nanobacteria




Mayo Clinic researchers have successfully isolated nanoparticles from human kidney stones in cell cultures and have isolated proteins, RNA and DNA that appear to be associated with the nanoparticles. Reporting in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the researchers say the findings could lead to solving the mystery of whether nanoparticles are viable living forms that […]




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Nanoparticles Used To Deliver Gene Therapy




According to a paper published this week inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists say they have superseded previous methods of gene delivery into living organisms, without the usual side-effects. Instead of using potentially toxic and unstable viral vectors, University of Buffalo (UB) scientists developed and customized nanoparticles that they successfully used to deliver […]




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Nanoparticles Used To Deliver Gene Therapy




University at Buffalo scientists say that a gene therapy method that doesn’t rely on potentially toxic viruses as vectors may be growing closer as the result of in vitro research results reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article describes the successful uptake of a fluorescent gene by cells using novel […]




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Nanoparticles Go Green




Temple University researchers are using protein structures to design and assemble metal oxide nanoparticles that could be used in environmental remediation. Their research is being presented at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia. The researchers have been exploring how these nanoparticles can be used in environmental remediation, such as helping to transform toxic […]




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