Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: July 9, 2008
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A nanotech formulation may have saved one of the most promising broad-spectrum antiangiogenesis cancer therapies from being side-tracked due to neurotoxic side effects…
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A major nanotech advance in engineering multifunctional nanoparticles for imaging and therapeutic applications combines a short RNA (siRNA) to "silence" a specific gene with quantum dots and a "proton sponge" polymer coating to get the siRNA into the cell and released into the right compartment of the cell, rendering it both much more efficient and much less toxic to the cell…
In yet another nanotech approach to cancer therapy, researchers demonstrated in laboratory experiments that antibody-coated carbon nanotubes only bind to cancer cells targeted by the antibody, and that irradiation with near-infrared light causes the bound carbon nanotubes to heat up and kill the cancer cells…
Producing highly porous nanostructures made from metal is difficult because metal atoms are unhappy in structures having very high surface areas. By coating metal nanoparticles with organic molecules and using a block co-polymer as a scaffold, a novel nanotech procedure produces metal nanostructures containing uniform hexagonal pores about 10 nm across that could supply new catalysts, faster metal wires for microchips, and better optical materials…
A discovery of unexpected properties of an insulating layer only a few atoms thick may lead to a new nanotech approach to faster computers by sorting electrons according to their spins…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
November 15-16, 2008
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