NNI in the News

June 05, 2018
There is an urgent need for better methods to treat bacterial infection in the race between developing new antibiotics and the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria.
May 21, 2018
A new nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
April 30, 2018
Inspired by tiny nanostructures on transparent butterfly wings, engineers at Caltech have developed a synthetic analogue for eye implants that makes them more effective and longer-lasting.
April 27, 2018
Researchers have developed a method to fabricate silicon chips that can communicate with light and are no more expensive than current chip technology.
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Illustration of nanoparticle decoy that traps flu virus
When misted into the lungs, a carefully constructed spherical nanoparticle coated in sialic acid traps influenza A, holding it until the virus self-destructs.
A research team at Wayne State University has developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs that may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma.
Researchers from DOE's Argonne National Laboratory & Ohio Univ. have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height of a single atom.
This “electronic nose” sensor is currently being commercialized and will be further refined to detect deadly pathogens including toxic pesticides in the global food supply chain.
By absorbing light instead of scattering it, the CNT coating shown here is able to hide a 3D structure and may be able to cloak an object against a black background.