Nanoparticle-based Artificial RNA Nukes Hepatitis C VirusUniversity of Florida researchers led by Y. Charles Cao and Dr. Chen Liu have developed an artificial nanoparticle complex that was able to reduce hepatitis C virus (HCV) levels in cultured cells and mice by more than 99%. The research team have endearingly called it a nanozyme, so we shall do the same. It's special because it triggers no negative side effects and works like a spy-sniper superthing.Read on...
17-Year-Old Girl Creates Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer, Wins $100,000
When I was seventeen, it was a very good year. Actually, that's a flat out lie. When I was seventeen I was probably wallowing in self-important despair so trivial that now, years later, I can't even remember if I was wallowing or not. The point I'm getting at here is that I wasn't doing anything productive, much less anything that could save countless lives and contribute to a field of science that is more important now than it has ever been. That's what Angela Zhang was doing, and now, she's $100,000 the richer for it. Also, she can say she's created a nanoparticle, one that kills cancer, for what that's worth (Spoiler: It's worth a lot).Read on...