NNI in the News

Archive of news stories highlighted on nano.gov's homepage.
February 05, 2020
Researchers have, for the first time, created and imaged a novel pair of quantum dots (100 nanometers in diameter) that could serve as a robust quantum bit, or qubit – the fundamental unit of information for a quantum computer.
January 28, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated a new engineering technique that uses nanoparticles and could enable a different mechanism for altering the way T cells recognize cancer, with fewer side effects than other cancer immunotherapies.
January 23, 2020
Using straightforward chemistry and a mix-and-match, modular strategy, researchers have developed a simple approach that could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanoparticles.
January 15, 2020
Scientists have discovered that the brown recluse spider’s silk, which is stronger than steel, is made up entirely of nanofibrils — strands that are 3,000 times thinner in diameter than a human hair—that are laid in parallel.
January 15, 2020
Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle drug formulation that targets a specific receptor on cancer cells and appears to be more effective than a standard nanoparticle therapy currently on the market to treat metastatic breast cancer.
January 15, 2020
Researchers have developed a highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring. The sensor device is an improvement on existing wearable sensors because it uses a self-heating mechanism that enhances sensitivity.
January 13, 2020
Researchers have been able to use a combination of gold nanorods and near-infrared light to destroy multidrug-resistant bacteria without antibiotics.
January 06, 2020
Researchers have developed a way to prop up a struggling immune system to enable its fight against sepsis, a deadly condition resulting from the body's extreme reaction to infection.
January 06, 2020
Researchers have, for the first time, combined an optical nano-probe with magnetic nano-imaging to simultaneously examine electrical, magnetic, and optical properties of quantum materials.
Phys.org - November 05, 2019
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
MIT engineers have shown that they can enhance the performance of drug-delivery nanoparticles by controlling a trait of chemical structures known as chirality—the "handedness" of the structure. The MIT team found that coating nanoparticles with the right-handed form of the amino acid cysteine helped the particles to avoid being destroyed by enzymes in the body. This finding could help researchers to design more effective carriers for drugs to treat cancer.