- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
Piercing the Nano-world of Living CellsPatrick Bailey: An ongoing research project led by Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh, at the Advanced Biomedical Science and Technology Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has produced a "nanoneedle" capable of probing individual living cells.
Before Vo-Dinh's probe is used to investigate a cell, his team attaches antibodies to the end of the tip. Once inside a cell, these antibodies bond with the specific chemicals inside the cell that researchers want to investigate. The combination of the antibodies and the laser light at the probe's tip create reactions with these internal chemicals, which causes them to glow.
Improvements in such nanoscale probing techniques are expected to revolutionize disease treatment and detection by allowing diseases to be confronted at the molecular level. In fact, it's so important that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has implemented funding for a $144.3 million, five-year initiative for nanotechnology in cancer research.
Read the entire article here
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
A novel method for identifying the body’s ‘noisiest’ networks November 19th, 2014
Researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions November 17th, 2014
Open Materials Development Will Be Key for HP's Success in 3D Printing: HP can make a big splash in 3D printing, but it needs to shore up technology claims and avoid the temptation of the razor/razor blade business model in order to flourish November 11th, 2014
Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014
Research reveals how our bodies keep unwelcome visitors out of cell nuclei November 24th, 2014
SEMATECH to Showcase Innovation and Advances in Manufacturing at SEMICON Japan 2014: SEMATECH experts will share the latest techniques, emerging trends and best practices in advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies November 26th, 2014
Australian startup creates world’s first 100% cotton hydrophobic T-Shirts November 26th, 2014
The mysterious 'action at a distance' between liquid containers November 26th, 2014