Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: April 16, 2008
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In this approach to structural DNA nanotechnology, three short DNA strands are attached to one aromatic ring containing six carbon atoms. By choosing the correct DNA sequences, 20 such three-legged building blocks are made to assemble into a dodecahedron…
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Current capabilities in nanotechnology not only promise better vehicles for drug delivery, but also provide materials nanoengineered to promote specific tissue healing…
A proof-of-concept application of nanotechnology to fabricate transparent organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) small enough to serve as pixels in high-resolution displays might lead to products like flexible color monitors and "heads-up" displays in car windshields…
Nanotechnology-based cancer therapy is advancing step-by-step toward human clinical trials. In a recent demonstration in rabbits, nanoparticles targeted to the growing blood vessels feeding tumors shrank the tumors using far less chemotherapy drug (and therefore with no harmful side effects) than would have been required to shrink the tumors if the drug had been used alone, without nanotech…
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