20.04.2010 Increased Speed and Reliability of Smart Sensors In military and security situations, a split second can make the difference between life and death, so North Carolina State University's development of new "smart sensors" that allow for faster response times from military applications is important. Equally important is new research from NC State that will help ensure those sensors will operate under extreme conditions16.04.2014 Loaded nanostars kill cancer cells Nanoparticles containing large amounts of therapeutic oligonucleotides make for better anti-tumour agents24.02.2010 Faster and Cheaper Way to Detect DNA Developed IBN has successfully developed a novel electronic sensor array for more rapid, accurate and cost-efficient testing of DNA for disease diagnosis and biological research. This study by IBN Group Leader Dr Zhiqiang Gao and his team was published in the leading international chemistry journal, Journal of the American Chemical Society.08.10.2010 Magnetic resonance imaging zooms in on microscopic flow "Better and faster results!" is the clarion call for scientists and engineers to continually strive to improve their research tools. Of the tools used to study material structures at the atomic and molecular scales, there is none finer than Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and its daughter technology Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).14.05.2014 Gold nanoparticles for cancer treatment A new project at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will develop methodologies to measure the radio-biological impact of gold nanoparticles, when used in combination with ionising radiation for enhancing radiotherapy treatments and medical imaging.13.12.2015 Rolling DNA-based motors increase nano-walker speeds 1000-fold Coating micrometer-sized glass spheres with hundreds of DNA strands complementary to an RNA covering a glass slide enables the sphere to move, with the help of an enzyme that digests RNA bound to complementary DNA, a thousand times faster than conventional DNA-walkers.15.02.2016 Polymer nanoparticles make cancer drug safer Accurins reduce the toxicity of aurora kinase inhibitors.30.05.2016 'Glue' in English ivy contains glycoprotein nanoparticles The climbing plant could inspire biomimetic adhesives for use in military, medical and cosmetic applications.26.06.2015 Perovskites make superior solar cell materials (with video) New measurements on exciton binding energies shed more light on the photovoltaic properties of these semiconductors.10.08.2015 Self-aggregating fluorescence nanoparticles in living cells Researchers achieve controlled in situ self-assembly of nanoaggregates in living cells.