Researchers create first man-made `living materials`

Inspired by natural materials like bone, engineers from MIT were able to coax bacterial cells to produce biofilms, which can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots.

Soon, gold nanoparticles to deliver cancer medications

A team of researchers at the have discovered a method of assembling "building blocks" of gold nanoparticles as the vehicle to deliver cancer medications or cancer-identifying markers directly into cancerous tumors.

Gold nanoparticles make for permanent hair dyes

French scientists have for the first time synthesised gold nanoparticles for dyeing white hair to near permanent brown shades.

Gold nanoparticles could treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects

Researchers has found a more efficient way of targeting prostate tumors by using gold nanoparticles and a compound found in tea leaves.

Egyptians design `faster, cheaper` hepatitis C test

The American University in Cairo said today that a team of its researchers has designed a faster and cheaper test for all types of hepatitis C, which it says affects about 10 million Egyptians.

Gold nanoparticles help in cancer treatment

Endothelial cells construct the interior of blood vessels and play a pivotal role in angiogenesis.

Gold nanoparticles help in cancer treatment

Endothelial cells construct the interior of blood vessels and play a pivotal role in angiogenesis.