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September 1, 2014

Enzyme Stabilizes RNA On Nanoparticles

Method preserves RNA bioactivity by eliminating the need to derivatize nucleic acids when binding to delivery substrates

September 1, 2014

Viral Coat Protein Guides Self-Assembly

Shape of viruslike particle depends on the length of a silklike block in the middle of the protein

August 29, 2014

Nanocomplexes Help Regulate Blood Clotting

Nanomedicine: Particles release heparin in response to increased thrombin activity that leads to blood clotting

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

Quantum Dots Detect Long IR Wavelengths

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

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