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*  Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: Porous Nanoparticles Deliver Drug Cocktails to Tumors
The nanoparticles and the surrounding cell-like membranes formed from liposomes create what the researchers call a protocell: ... The nanoparticles provide stability to the supported membrane and release the therapeutic cargo within the cell.. A current ... "The enormous capacity of the nanoporous core, with its high surface area, combined with the improved targeting of an ... Researchers develop microbubble scrubber to destroy dangerous biofilms September 19th, 2018. Researchers managed to prevent the ...
  http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=42593
*  UGA researchers boost efficacy of drugs by using nanoparticles to target 'powerhouse... ( Athens Ga. - Nanoparticles have show...
... researchers,boost,efficacy,of,drugs,by,using,nanoparticles,to,target,'powerhouse,of,cells',medicine,medical news today,latest ... Nanoparticles have shown great promise in the targeted d...By targeting mitochondria often called the powerhouse of cells the ... The mitochondria itself is protected by two membranes separated by an interstitial space. The outer membrane only permits ... or approximately 1,000 times finer than the width of a human hairand an optimum surface charge, plus 34 millivolts. ...
  http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-1/UGA-researchers-boost-efficacy-of-drugs-by-using-nanoparticles-to-target-powerhouse-of-cells-94612-1/
*  Membranes | Free Full-Text | Microbial Relevant Fouling in Membrane Bioreactors: Influencing Factors, Characterization, and...
Generally, there is a need to characterize membrane foulants and to determine their relations to the evolution of membrane ... while microbial deposition/growth and microbial product accumulation on membranes potentially induce membrane fouling. ... The strategies for controlling microbial relevant fouling were discussed and the future studies on membrane fouling mechanisms ... Microorganisms in membrane bioreactors (MBRs) play important roles on degradation of organic/inorganic substances in ...
  http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0375/2/3/565/htm
*  Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: Liquid or solid? Charged nanoparticles in lipid membrane decide
Liangfang Zhang found a way to stabilize sensitive lipid membranes by attaching charged nanoparticles to the membrane surface. ... Using fluorescence and calorimetry methods, the researchers studied interactions between charged nanoparticles and membranes ... "Nanoparticles with a negative charge switched membranes from liquid to solid. Nanoparticles with a positive charge switched the ... Where the nanoparticles attached to the membrane, the membrane responded by changing phase.. "The electric charge acted as a ...
  http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=31309
*  Firing Up Fuel Cells with Nanotechnology - dummies
The researchers alloyed platinum with copper in nanoparticles and then removed the copper from the surface of the nanoparticles ... Researchers have capped the ends of nanopores to trap the acidic solution inside the membrane, thus improving the transport of ... Fuel cells require the movement of ions through membranes. By using nanopores, you can limit what gets through the membranes ... Researchers use nanoparticles to increase the surface area available for reactions, thus making the reaction more efficient - ...
  https://www.dummies.com/education/science/nanotechnology/firing-up-fuel-cells-with-nanotechnology/
*  Nanotech Decoys for Viruses - ScienceBlog.com
The researchers hope to create tiny particles that can interfere with the proteins that viruses such as HIV use to attach to ... GalCer is found in the membranes of many different types of cell, including cells lining the gut and vagina. Researchers think ... The group has already made gold nanoparticles coated with a non-patterned membrane. These particles are not toxic to cells and ... HIV attaches itself to a host cell through a protein called gp120 on the virus surface. Gp120 sticks to the CD4 protein on ...
  https://scienceblog.com/1265/nanotech-decoys-for-viruses/
*  Research on Nanomaterials | Safer Chemicals Research | US EPA
The nano-encapsulated membranes currently being developed and tested by EPA researchers can be useful for a number of ... Membrane Distillation (MD) and recently Forward Osmosis (FO) are widely used to produce water from ground water, surface water ... Researchers used these to test over 50 samples. Metal nanoparticles show strong cellular stress responses across many different ... Membrane assisted water purification is found to be a solution for the water crisis. For instance, membrane purification ...
  https://www.epa.gov/chemical-research/research-nanomaterials
*  Nanoislands and skeletal skin boost fuel cell performance
Selective electrodeposition of tin oxide on platinum alloy nanoparticles provides an effective and robust catalyst for polymer ... explain the researchers in their report. Hence, the selective nano-SnO2 decoration on the Pt-enriched-surface nanoparticles ... Polymer electrolyte fuel cells consist of two porous polymer membranes. On one side hydrogen gas molecules give up electrons ... The ions can then penetrate the membrane and combine to form water. ...
  https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=41648.php
*  Nano-style sheets may aid health, shield ecosystem
The tiny iron oxide particles on the fiber surfaces can help clean toxic chemicals from water, but if the particles get ... You would want the nanoparticles to stay on the Nylon 6 membranes so the material can have function throughout the life use. If ... Researchers in professor Margaret Frey s lab create fibers hundreds of times thinner than a human hair that can capture toxic ... The tiny iron oxide particles on the fiber surfaces can help clean toxic chemicals from water, but if the particles get ...
  https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=41045.php
*  UC San Diego Nanoengineer Makes Popular Science's 'Brilliant 10' List
... like red blood cell membranes and platelet cell membranes, researchers can disguise nanoparticles as the body's own cells. ... We can just take the entire cell membrane, coat it onto a nanoparticle surface, and make the nanoparticle look like a red blood ... But researchers are not stopping there. Next on their list is using cell membrane coating technology to develop new systems for ... In the 2011 study, Zhang's team showed that nanoparticles coated with red blood cell membranes circulated in the bodies of mice ...
  http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/uc_san_diego_nanoengineer_makes_popular_sciences_brilliant_10_list
*  C | Free Full-Text | 14N NMR Spectroscopy Study of Binding Interaction between Sodium Azide and Hydrated Fullerene | HTML
The C60 nanoparticles used in this study were not chemically bound to the membrane surface. ... Figure 1. Surface morphology of ceramic membranes: (left) 200-nm anodisc with 0.030 mg of C60 per cm−2 and (right) 200-nm thick ... In addition to the conventional ways of surface modification, researchers are focusing on the application of nanomaterials to ... The final concentration of C60 on the membrane was determined by measuring the change in membrane weight. The surface ...
  http://www.mdpi.com/2311-5629/3/2/13/htm
*  nanoHUB.org - Resources: [Illinois] Beckman Graduate Seminar: Graphene Atomic Shrink Wrap for Nanosandwiching Biomolecules
Graphene membranes are conformal to surfaces, entrapping liquids, gases, and nanoparticles. Here, we use centimeter sheets of ... grown graphene membranes on Cu to make graphene-biomolecule nanosandwiches. To that end, we cleanly layer graphene using a ... Still, graphene has hardly been used as an atomically thin membrane. ... Still, graphene has hardly been used as an atomically thin membrane. Graphene membranes are conformal to surfaces, entrapping ...
  https://nanohub.org/resources/18104
*  Nanotechnology News - overview page 592 | Nanowerk
... nanoparticles, molecular manufacturing, nanorisks,and much more; overview page 592 ... Researchers have developed a new method to overcome the problems of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), an ultra- ... Self-assembly of layered membranes. Recently, scientists used self-assembly under controlled conditions to create a membrane ... Attempting to solve the mystery of why Ag-Rh alloy nanoparticles have a similar property to palladium. Scientists have made the ...
  https://www.nanowerk.com/category-nanoresearch.php?page=592
*  Laying down a discerning membrane
Engineers at the University of South Carolina have constructed a graphene oxide membrane less than 2 nanometers ... ... One of the thinnest membranes ever made is also highly discriminating when it comes to the molecules going through it. ... "It represents a completely new type of membrane in the separation sciences." Explore further: Researchers observe new type of ... The membrane is constructed on the surface of a porous aluminum oxide support. Flakes of graphene oxide, with widths on the ...
  https://phys.org/news/2013-10-discerning-membrane.html
*  Purple power: Synthetic 'purple membranes' transform sunlight to hydrogen fuel | Argonne National Laboratory
The researchers' technique, reported in ACS Nano as a ​"synthetic purple membrane," is an important step toward producing clean ... Once prepared, the synthetic purple membranes were assembled with nanoparticles of titanium dioxide for hydrogen evolution ... which eventually interact with protons on the surface of a co-catalyst to form hydrogen," said Peng Wang, a former Argonne ... To create the synthetic version of the membrane protein, the researchers used a minimum of key cell elements: the nanodiscs, ...
  https://www.anl.gov/article/purple-power-synthetic-purple-membranes-transform-sunlight-to-hydrogen-fuel
*  Browsing University of Missouri-Columbia by Thesis Department "Chemical engineering (MU)"
Attachment of zirconium oxide nanoparticles (ZrO2 NPs) onto polysulfone hollow fiber membranes (PSF HFMs) surface by self- ... And membrane is a major material for waste water treatment and seawater ... ... Immiscible binary metallic systems impart a special scientific intrigue for researchers in thermodynamics and condensed matter ... polymerized L-DOPA to improve membrane performance  Peng, Xiangting (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016) ...
  https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/handle/10355/1/browse?value=Chemical+engineering+%28MU%29&type=discipline
*  Nanotechnology adds bling to antibacterials
The result is a new antibacterial material based on gold nanoparticles. ... Researchers are looking to combat dangerous sub-dermal implsnt infections by upgrading your new hip or kneecap in a fashion ... Destructive electron extraction from bacterial membranes by plasmonic gold nanoparticles. (Image: Jinhua Li/SICCAS) (click on ... and then further deposited the arrays with gold nanoparticles in a process called magnetron sputtering. The researchers then ...
  https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=36337.php
*  Combating bacterial biofilm formation with titanium encrusted with gold nanoparticles
Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your rugged, salty skin. Surgeries ... This image depicts destructive electron extraction from bacterial membranes by plasmonic gold nanoparticles. Credit: Jinhua Li/ ... and then further deposited the arrays with gold nanoparticles in a process called magnetron sputtering. The researchers then ... due to a phenomenon called localized surface plasmon resonance. Surface plasmons are collective oscillations of electrons that ...
  https://phys.org/news/2014-07-combating-bacterial-biofilm-formation-titanium.html
*  Bright nanoparticles aid basic cancer biology studies
... researchers have created a veritable toolbox of nanoparticle probes. ... Furthermore, they were able to make video recordings of the nanoparticles attached to individual proteins in the cell membrane ... at the University of Bordeaux in France have used gold nanoparticles as long-lived probes of biomolecules in cell membranes. ... with a monoclonal antibody that recognizes the breast cancer biomarker known as HER2 and used it to detect HER2 on the surface ...
  https://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=1389.php
*  Research | MIT News
MIT researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation and salt mining in India Study of solar pump technology use in ... CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles edit the genome. New delivery system developed by MIT team deletes disease-causing genes and ... Using polymeric membranes to clean up industrial separations. Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Zachary Smith is ... Cholesterol helps flu virus escape through host cell's membrane. Study could shed light on how many other proteins bind with ...
  http://news.mit.edu/topic/research?start=180
*  Prepper Haven • View topic - 1001 Uses For Coconut Oil
A way around this is to attach nanoparticles to the surface of the lauric acid filled liposomes or "nano-bombs". This keeps the ... Once the nano-bombs reach the bacterial membranes, the acidic microenvironment causes the nanoparticles to drop off. This frees ... In 2009 researchers at UC San Diego reported the effectiveness of lauric acid in killing P. acnes both in vitro and in vivo. In ... acnes and release the carried fatty acid directly into the bacterial membrane thereby killing the bacteria effectively.2 " ...
  http://prepperhaven.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1101&p=2495
*  Artificial cell - Wikipedia
... lipid membranes or polymer-lipid complexes. Further, membranes can be engineered to present surface proteins such as albumin, ... An biological red blood cell membrane including lipids and associated proteins can also be used to encapsulate nanoparticles ... In the 1970s, researchers were able to introduce enzymes, proteins and hormones to biodegradable microcapsules, later leading ... Often used are submicron, lipid membrane artificial cells that may be referred to as nanocapsules, nanoparticles, polymersomes ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_cell
*  Nanotechnology | Britannica.com
Since up to half of all the atoms in nanoparticles are surface atoms, properties such as electrical transport are no longer ... By applying an electric potential across the membrane in a liquid cell to pull the DNA through, changes in ion current can be ... For example, researchers hope to design retinal implants for vision-impaired individuals. The concept is to implant chips with ... Early studies used pores punched in membranes by viruses; artificially fabricated nanopores are also being tested. ...
  https://www.britannica.com/technology/nanotechnology
*  Potential applications of graphene - Wikipedia
Receptors on the cancer cell membrane bind TRAIL and cell surface enzymes clip the peptide thus release the drug onto the cell ... The membranes are more effective at elevated temperatures and when covered with catalytic nanoparticles such as platinum. ... The approach eliminated the need for less efficient iron nanoparticles. In 2016, researchers developed a prototype de-icing ... In another project, protons easily pass through slightly imperfect graphene membranes on fused silica in water. The membrane ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potential_applications_of_graphene
*  Neutrophil Nanosponges Soak Up Proteins That Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis | www.bioquicknews.com
... with ball-shaped nanoparticles made of biodegradable polymer fused the neutrophil cell membranes onto the nanoparticle surfaces ... The article is titled "Neutrophil Membrane-Coated Nanoparticles Inhibit Synovial Inflammation and Alleviate Joint Damage in ... To make the neutrophil nanosponges, the researchers first developed a method to separate neutrophils from whole blood. They ... The new nanosponges are nanoparticles of biodegradable polymer coated with the cell membranes of neutrophils, a type of white ...
  http://www.bioquicknews.com/node/4800