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Exploring the impact of nanoparticle design on Parkinson's disease therapies

2 hours 7 min ago
Alpha-synuclein is a protein whose function in the healthy brain is currently unknown. It is of great interest to Parkinson's researchers because it is a major constituent of Lewy bodies, protein clumps that are the pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). Scientists believe that the self-assembly of alpha-synuclein into oligomers and fibrils is linked to progress and pathogenesis of the disease. A new study suggest that important characteristics of the fibrillation process, such as surface charge and surface functional group, should be considered in the development of nanotechnology-based therapeutic approaches.
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Photocatalytic water treatment: Facts vs. hype

2 hours 9 min ago
More than three decades ago, when researchers began exploring photocatalysis as a way to purify water, efforts were buoyed by a wave of optimism within academia.
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One transistor for all purposes

2 hours 25 min ago
Researchers developed a nanoscopic transistor of organic semiconductor material that is working perfectly at low and high currents.
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Groundbreaking method creates better and cheaper nanochips

2 hours 35 min ago
A breakthrough in fabricating atom-thin processors may radically change the nanochip landscape. Researchers report that their new method outperforms current methods in many ways.
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Gold nanoparticles to facilitate in-situ detection of amplified DNA at room temperature

3 hours 40 min ago
The proposed nanobiosensor takes advantage of the high sensitivity achieved when using gold nanoparticles in the sensing surface. The sensor integrates DNA amplification and detection, which is of high interest for human, veterinarian and plant diagnostics.
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New nanomaterial will allow abandoning bone marrow transplantation

3 hours 48 min ago
Scientists have developed a nanomaterial, which will be able to restore the internal structure of bones damaged due to osteoporosis and osteomyelitis. A special bioactive coating of the material helped to increase the rate of division of bone cells by 3 times.
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Levitating objects with light

3 hours 55 min ago
Nanoscale patterning could enable precise manipulation of objects on many scales.
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Smarter drug release thanks to control over encapsulation

4 hours 1 min ago
Trail-and-error experimentation in drug design can be omitted by control over location in drugs in molecular delivery package.
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Cost-effective nanoparticle method for hydrogen fuel production process

4 hours 7 min ago
Nanoparticles composed of nickel and iron increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of water electrolysis in hydrogen fuel production.
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Making xylitol and cellulose nanofibers from paper paste

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:49
Researchers have demonstrated the ecological bio-production of xylitol and cellulose nanofibers using modified yeast cells, from material produced by the paper industry.
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From foam to bone: Plant nanocellulose can pave the way for healthy bone implants

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:32
Researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new bone.
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Heading towards a tsunami of light

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:27
Scientists have proposed a way to create a completely new source of radiation. Ultra-intense light pulses consist of the motion of a single wave and can be described as a tsunami of light. The strong wave can be used to study interactions between matter and light in a unique way.
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Semimetals are high conductors

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:37
Researchers have measured high conductivity in very thin layers of niobium arsenide, a type of material called a Weyl semimetal. The material has about three times the conductivity of copper at room temperature.
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Supercrystal: A hidden phase of matter created by a burst of light

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:16
This is one of the first examples of a new state of matter with long-term stability transfigured by the energy from a sub-pico-second laser pulse.
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Researchers discover new material to help power electronics

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:07
Scientists have discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use electrons - using a material that can serve dual roles in electronics, where historically multiple materials have been necessary.
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Long-distance quantum information exchange - success at the nanoscale

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:00
Researchers have realized the swap of electron spins between distant quantum dots. The discovery brings us a step closer to future applications of quantum information, as the tiny dots have to leave enough room on the microchip for delicate control electrodes.
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Molecular motors run in unison in a metal-organic framework

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:54
Organic chemists have succeeded in integrating numerous unidirectional light-driven rotary motors into a metal-organic framework.
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On-chip, electronically tunable frequency comb

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:45
Researchers have developed an integrated, on-chip frequency comb that is efficient, stable and highly controllable with microwaves.
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A ground-breaking chemical protocol: on-surface synthesis of acene polymers

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:37
A new chemical protocol introduces the on-surface design of anthracene-based polymers with a small electronic bandgap, interesting for organic optoelectronics.
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Researchers create water-resistant electronic skin with self-healing abilities

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:33
The skin-like material is conductive, transparent, and can repair itself either in air or when submerged in water.
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