<b>Wearable patch may provide new treatment option for skin cancer</b>

Wearable patch may provide new treatment option for skin cancer

Researchers have created a novel wearable patch to provide an improved treatment experience for people with melanoma. The researchers developed a novel wearable patch with fully miniaturized needles, enabling unobtrusive drug delivery throug...
<b>Advanced functional materials: graphene carbon nanotube composite for all solid state flexible superc</b>

Advanced functional materials: graphene carbon nanotube composite for all solid state flexible superc

The progress of high performance micro supercapacitor plays an important role in the development application of micro electronic devices. Graphene is considered as the preferred electrode material for micro supercapacitor due to its high the...
<b>Magnetic bacteria as micropumps</b>

Magnetic bacteria as micropumps

ETH scientists use magnetic bacteria to control liquids at the micro-level. They are already thinking about using them in the human bloodstream for precision delivery of cancer drugs to a tumour. Cancer drugs have side effects, so for many...
<b>Coating plastics with porous nanofilm</b>

Coating plastics with porous nanofilm

Credit: Tohoku University Pore size in porous materials affects the property of the material. For example, small pores create more absorbent surface areas. Silica gel, which is often used in food packaging to soak up moisture, is one typica...
<b>Novel crystalline oxide may solve the problem of overheating in composite materials</b>

Novel crystalline oxide may solve the problem of overheating in composite materials

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology recently synthesized a novel material that displays unique thermal expansion properties. The method used by the scientists enables the production of a unique crystalline oxide containing zirconium...
<b>New nanocarrier drug delivery technology crosses the blood-brain barrier</b>

New nanocarrier drug delivery technology crosses the blood-brain barrier

A Kumamoto University research group collected phages that penetrate human blood-brain barrier model cells and analyzed the amino acid sequence of the peptides on the permeating phages. A Japanese research team has developed a cyclic peptid...
<b>Rice Scientists Convert Plastic Waste into Graphene</b>

Rice Scientists Convert Plastic Waste into Graphene

Plastic waste comes back in black as pristine graphene, thanks to ACDC. That's what Rice University scientists call the process they employed to make efficient use of waste plastic that would otherwise add to the planet's environmental woes...
<b>Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged</b>

Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged

Carbon nanotube. MIT engineers have developed a way to closely track how plants respond to stresses such as injury, infection, and light damage, using sensors made of carbon nanotubes. These sensors can be embedded in plant leaves, where th...
<b>Researchers Attempt to Produce Fine-Grade Aromatic Esters Using Milder Reactions</b>

Researchers Attempt to Produce Fine-Grade Aromatic Esters Using Milder Reactions

Aromatic esters are chemicals that contain an aromatic ring consisting of functional groups called esters....
<b>Chemists get peek at novel fluorescence</b>

Chemists get peek at novel fluorescence

That carbon nanotubes fluoresce is no longer a surprise. Finding the second level of fluorescence is surprising and potentially useful. How does it work? Wait for it. The Rice University lab ofBruce Weisman, a professor of chemistry who led...