Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: July 16, 2008
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In experiments in mice, chemotherapy drugs encapsulated in nanoparticles targeted to the blood vessels that supply nutrients to tumor cells prevented the usually fatal spread of the cancer to additional sites…
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A nanotech replacement for virus vectors offers a safer way to introduce DNA into cells for gene therapy. The combination of specially designed peptides and a polymer scaffolding makes it possible to mimic the variety of sizes and shapes that viruses have evolved to efficiently insert their genes into cells…
Following an announcement two years ago that "Nanotube membranes offer [the] possibility of cheaper desalination", scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have continued progress toward the goal of nanotech membranes for water purification that will greatly decrease the energy cost for desalination…
An 'artificial DNA' in which the two natural DNA base pairs have been replaced by two non-natural base pairs may provide useful new nanotech building blocks…
Growing multiwalled carbon nanotubes on a titanium surface enhances the electrochemical behavior of the surface in a way that might lead to better implants for hip replacements. The nanotech-prepared titanium surface serves as a sensor to detect bone formation…
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