These tiny nanoparticles might provide a new way to see what’s happening in the brain and even deliver treatments to specific cells – if researchers figure out how to use them safely and effectively.
There are countless nanoscopic architectures in nature, creating iridescence, sticky feet, magnetic navigation – and more.
One big challenge for gene therapies is delivering DNA or RNA safely to cells inside patients’ bodies. New nanoparticles could be an improvement over the current standard – repurposed viruses.
A widely publicised study that cast doubt on the safety of milk formula was misleading, based on dubiously reported studies and may have serious consequences.
From the kitchen sink to the laundry and garage – nanotechnology has already made its way into the average household.
Tastier salt, packaging that alerts you to food that has gone off and fish oil that tastes better – nanoparticles have lots of potential.
Microscopic needle-like particles don’t seem like something you’d want to feed a baby. Whether safe or not, the way we deal with nanoscale food additives leaves plenty of other questions.
New research could into nanoparticles could help deliver drugs straight to the site of tumours and make them more effective when they get there.
Chemical engineers from the University of New South Wales have synthesised a new iron oxide nanoparticle that delivers cancer…