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Inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticles make smart switches.
Porous nanoparticles that soak up drug molecules like a sponge could help to reduce fatalities from overdoses.
A sensor that can rapidly detect the chemical nerve agent Sarin has been developed by US scientists.
When you apply sunscreen you might not be as well protected from the sun as you think, say researchers in Italy.
Swedish scientists have unveiled a new technique for making waterproof, self-cleaning paper.
Japanese scientists have rediscovered a long-forgotten type of liquid crystal.
An analogue of the oxygen-carrying molecule in blood, which contains vanadium rather than iron, could be a promising drug lead.
Eliminating the interfering signals of different metals could lead to better analysis of heavy metals in drinking water.
Nano-sized electrical switches can be turned on and off using light.
Cellulose could be used to make bioethanol.
Scientists in the US have recreated the bone marrow environment to study how immune system cells interact.
Gels that can store and release aromatic oils have been developed by scientists in the US.
Nanopores that mimic the pores in biological membranes could be used to detect the early stages of diseases like cancer.
Potentially cancer causing changes in DNA structure can be detected by acoustic waves.
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Studying molecular aggregates could be valuable for disciplines from astrophysics to medicine.
An optical switch for nanophotonic devices has been developed by material scientists in the US.
RSC members, authors, referees and readers met at three separate events on three continents in as many weeks, recently.
The latest issue of Natural Product Reports, guest edited by Professor R X Tan, Nanjing, focuses on 'Natural Product Chemistry in China'.
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Chemical Science 2006 Issue 10
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