nanoparticles


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nanoparticles

Particles of very small size that are being exploited increasingly in medicine as in other sciences. Nanoparticles have recently been developed as delivery vehicles for drugs and for gene therapy. One unexpected finding emerging from this research is that nanoparticles of cerium oxide only 5 nanometres in diameter inserted into nerve cells in culture appear to increase the three week life of these cells to about six months. It is speculated that they are having a useful effect in mopping up damaging FREE RADICALS.
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The air filters included in the study filter out 50% to 100% of nanoparticles from vehicle traffic.
1],[2] In the past 10 years, many nanoparticles have been used in nanomedicines as diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
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Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Southern Regional Research Center (SRRC) in New Orleans, Louisiana, have developed a method to trap silver nanoparticles inside cotton fibers, where they remain wash after wash.
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Engineered nanoparticles have three different unique characteristics, size, structure and properties.
The synthesis of various types of metal nanoparticles is an active area of academic and applied research area of nanotechnology.
According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), the research studied the effects of clay nanoparticles on improvement of mechanical and physical properties of paper.
Research conducted at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science built on previous findings that gold nanoparticles can encourage stem cells in the bone marrow to differentiate into bone cells, and that specific biomolecules can inhibit or promote stem cell differentiation.
The researchers attached three different biomolecules--one positively charged, one negatively charged and the other with no charge--to the surfaces of gold nanoparticles.
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Nanoparticles play an ever-larger role in a range of industrial and commercial products as well as in the study of molecular and particle aggregation phenomena.