UCLA researchers design nanomachine that kills cancer cells
Researchers from the Nano Machine Center at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a novel type of nanomachine
that can capture and store anticancer drugs inside tiny pores and release them into cancer cells in response to light.
Known as a "nanoimpeller," the device is ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008
...rototype molecular brake that resembles a tiny four-bladed wheel and contains light-sensitive molecules. The paddle-like structure spins freely when a nanomachine
is in motion. In laboratory studies, the scientists showed that exposing the structure to light changes its shape so that "blades" stop spinning, putt...
'Nanomachine' Releases Anticancer Drugs Inside Cells
...micals targeting disease
FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- A nanomachine
that can kill cancer cells has been developed by researchers at the Univers... drugs into cancer cells in response to light. It's the first light-powered nanomachine
able to operate inside a living cell, said the team from the Nano Machine C...
New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies
... The ribosome is the protein-producing nanomachine
in cells that keeps the human body cranking along. A discovery by Universit... the molecular building blocks of our bodies. “I think of the ribosome as a nanomachine
that coordinates events in a sequential order,” Dinman said. “The core of t...
Detecting tiny twists with a nanomachine
(Boston) - Researchers at Boston University working with collaborators in Germany, France and Korea have developed a nanoscale torsion resonator that measures miniscule amounts of twisting or torque in a metallic nanowire. This device, the size of a speck of dust, might enable measurements of the ...
...oteins with the advantageous bulk and processing properties of plastics. Polymer-protein hybrid materials may be of use in the manufacture of sensors, nanomachine
parts, or drug-delivery systems. As Aaron P. Esser-Kahn and Matthew B. Francis report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, they have successfully synthes...
Doping technique brings nanomechanical devices into the semiconductor world
...he new study, Blick's group, including lead author of the paper Dominik V. Scheible, was able to deposit a small plume of gallium atoms into a silicon nanomachine
and confer electromechanical properties - the ability to drive moving parts with electrons.
"This constitutes a direct combination of mechanical an...