Nanotech jumps blood-brain barrier to kill cancer in mice

"It's still a bit of a miracle to us.... I've worked in this field for more than 10 years and have not seen anything like this."

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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Shrimpy nanotech could carry drugs to tumors

A new nanoparticle derived from chitin, a polymer that makes up shrimp shells, could offer a way to safely deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor sites.

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Nanofoam could make football helmets safe for longer

A liquid nanofoam lining filled with tiny pores could help football helmets better stand up to impacts strong enough to cause concussions.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Tech prints sensors right onto human skin

A new method can print wearable sensors directly onto skin without heat. The sensors could help monitor stats like temperature, heart performance, and more.

Megan Lakatos-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Turning diamond into metal

Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Nanoparticles can turn off genes in bone marrow cells

Using these new particles, researchers could develop treatments for heart disease and other conditions.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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New Semilab SE-2000 Spectroscopic Ellipsometer at MIT.nano

Instrument can provide information on various properties of thin films via a combination of optical characterization and modeling.

MIT.nano • mit
Sept. 25, 2020 ~3 min

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Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

Researchers are developing tattoo inks that do more than make pretty colors. Some can sense chemicals, temperature and UV radiation, setting the stage for tattoos that diagnose health problems.

Carson J Bruns, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Sept. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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