nanotechnology

Patterns on surface of liquid metal

Zebra stripes, leopard spots and other patterns discovered on the skin of frozen metal alloys that defy conventional metallurgy.

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UNSW researchers have overcome a major design challenge on the path to controlling the dimensions of so-called DNA nanobots – structures that assemble themselves from DNA components. 

A 3D-rendering showing a cross-section of a liposome

Biomedical researchers have come up with a novel way to use a beam of light to deliver CRISPR gene therapy molecules targeting illnesses.

UNSW PhD candidate Hossein Tavassoli is exploring ways to repair damaged hearts using nanotechnology.

Rona Chandrawati

Dr Rona Chandrawati’s work on colourimetric nanosensors aims to make testing for chemical compounds in food, health and the environment cheap, scalable and accessible.

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Through a program of individualised mentorship, Professor Justin Gooding has trained and developed an all-new breed of research leader in bionanotechnology and nanomedicine.

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When it comes to delivering drugs, nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms are the best bet for making the daunting journey to the centre of a cell, new Australian research suggests.

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A "smart" paper-based patch that changes colour in sunlight could provide an affordable tool to help prevent sunburn and deadly skin cancers, researchers say.

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Major scientific and regulatory barriers are still preventing adequate risk assessments of nanomaterials, write Georgia Miller and Fern Wickson. 

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Her vision is to use nanotechnology to deliver drugs and gene-silencing therapies directly to cancer cells. He is a social scientist with an interest in the social and ethical issues of technological change. 

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