Nano and Biological Materials


Nanoscale 'stealth' probe slides into cell walls seamlessly.  (Melosh Group)

Stanford engineers have created a nanoscale probe they can implant in a cell wall without damaging the wall. The probe could allow researchers to listen in on electrical signals within the cell. That could lead to a better understanding of how cells communicate or how a cell responds to medication. The probe could also provide a better way of attaching neural prosthetics and with modification, might be an avenue for inserting medication inside a cell.  <<read>>


Stanford-led research team aims for rapid detection of radiation dose (Wang Group)

Researchers think blood proteins may hold key to developing instruments for use by first-responders, labs in the event of nuclear incidents.  <<read>>


Stanford researchers' magnetic nanotags spot cancer in mice earlier than current methods (Wang Group)

Improved magnetic-nano sensor chips are up to 1,000 times more sensitive than current methods of cancer detection – can scan any bodily fluid with high accuracy and search for up to 64 different cancer-associated proteins simultaneously.  <<read>>    <<view>>   <<technical report>>