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August 15th, 2005

Hybrid Nanostructure Programmed to Fluoresce

Abstract:
Combining brightly fluorescent quantum dots with gold nanoparticles using a linker that can allow the two nanomaterials to go their separate ways, researchers at Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology have developed a "smart" beacon that is programmed to light up only when activated by specific enzymes known as proteases. Altered expression of particular proteases is a common hallmark of cancer, atherosclerosis, and many other diseases.

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