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August 25, 2014

Nanoparticles Highlight Tumor Borders During Brain Surgery

Medical Diagnostics: Using a handheld Raman scanner and a nanoparticle contrast agent, surgeons can remove more tumor tissue in mice than with standard methods

August 25, 2014

Methyl Geometry Explains Aspirin Polymorph Stability

Computational study suggests better coupling of electronic and lattice motion reduces energy to favor one crystal form over another

August 25, 2014

Quantum Dots Detect Long IR Wavelengths

Solution-phase method for making mercury telluride nanocrystals could lower the cost of thermal imaging technology

August 25, 2014

Mummification Balm Recipe Significantly Predates Pharaohs

Analysis of Stone Age Egyptian burial wrappings identifies chemical components of tissue-preserving resin

August 25, 2014

Hydrogel Drug Depots Refilled On The Fly

DNA targeting allows implanted drug delivery hydrogels to be replenished multiple times by injections

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