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Researchers Find Gold Nanoparticles Capable of ‘Unzipping’ DNA

New research from North Carolina State University finds that gold nanoparticles with a slight positive charge work collectively to unravel DNA’s double helix. This finding has ramifications for gene therapy research and the emerging field of DNA-based electronics.“We began this work with...

Published on 20 June 2012, 09:19


Study Improves Understanding of Surface Molecules in Controlling Size of Gold Nanoparticles

North Carolina State University researchers have shown that the “bulkiness” of molecules commonly used in the creation of gold nanoparticles actually dictates the size of the nanoparticles – with larger so-called ligands resulting in smaller nanoparticles. The research team also found...

Published on 18 June 2012, 09:09


New Research Highlights Live Cancer Cells Using Glowing Nanoparticles

New collaborative research by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has resulted in the development of a new approach to visualising live cancerous cells using luminescent metal based nanotechnology. Led by Professor in Chemistry, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Professor of Biochemistry, Clive...

Published on 20 October 2011, 10:33


Researchers Create Nanoscale Gold Coating With Largest-Ever Superlattice

New Study From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Research Could Help Advance Semiconductor Manufacturing.Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new method for creating a layer of gold nanoparticles that measures only billionths of a meter thick. These...

Published on 15 September 2011, 09:01


Nano Gold Rush: Researchers use tiny gold particles to boost organic solar cell efficiency

Plasmonic technique helps enhance power conversion by up to 20 percent.In the world of solar energy, organic photovoltaic solar cells have a wide range of potential applications, but they are still considered an upstart. While these carbon-based cells, which use organic polymers or small...

Published on 16 August 2011, 14:27


Controlled Heating of Gold Nanoparticles

Tiny gold particles are good for transferring heat and could be a promising tool for creating localized heating in, for example, a living cell. In new experiments, researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have measured the temperature of nano-sized gold droplets with extreme precision and have...

Published on 17 January 2011, 05:12


Effective Over-the-Counter Prostate Cancer Test Kit Likely in Next Few Years

An over-the-counter prostate cancer test kit could be coming to a pharmacy near you, thanks to the collaborative work of a University of Central Florida chemist and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando researchers. UCF’s Qun “Treen” Huo and M.D. Anderson-Orlando’s Dr....

Published on 8 June 2009, 09:12


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