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  • n. A dielectric nanoparticle coated with a very thin metallic shell


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nano- +‎ shell


  • Instead of taking an injection of insulin, a patient would use a ballpoint-pen-size infrared laser to heat the skin where the nanoshell polymer had been injected.

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  • At Houston's Rice University, where physicist Richard Smalley discovered the fullerene in 1985 (and in 1996 shared the Nobel Prize for his achievement), researchers have developed another platform for nanoscale drug delivery called the nanoshell.

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  • Last year Rice licensed its nanoshell technology to a private company, Nanospectra Biosciences, to develop commercial applications.

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  • Unlike injections, which are taken several times a day, the nanoshell-polymer system could remain in the body for months.

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  • Step Two: nanodevice applies gold nanoshell or other destructive treatment to cancer cells, leaving healthy cells completely unharmed.

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  • The proposed mechanism of delivery of this nab-driven chemotherapy is thought to be by targeting a previously unrecognized tumor-activated, albumin-specific biologic pathway with a nanoshell of the human blood protein albumin.

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  • Group at the Argonne National Laboratory, for synthesizing stable multifunctional colloidal particles composed of a superparamagnetic Fe3O4 core, a gold nanoshell, and a mesoporous silica outer layer. - latest science and technology news stories

  • We demonstrate a strategy for label-free protein detection through monitoring the Surface Enhanced Raman Spectrum of an aptamer probe attached to a gold nanoshell.


  • After years of research toward this goal, Zhang announced in 2006 that he had finally developed a nanoshell or hollow nanosphere with the "right stuff" for cancer therapy: Gold spheres with an optimal light absorption capacity in the near-infrared region, small size, and spherical shape, perfect for penetrating cancer cells and burning them up.

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  • Some of those nanocell particles attached themselves to the magnets, simulating the nanoshell bonding to specific cell receptors found on the cancerous cells.

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