Definitions

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  • noun A dielectric nanoparticle coated with a very thin metallic shell

Etymologies

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nano- +‎ shell

Examples

  • 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.

    Tiny Weapons With Giant Potential

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

    Tiny Weapons With Giant Potential

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

    Tiny Weapons With Giant Potential

  • 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.

    Tiny Weapons With Giant Potential

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

    The Speculist: Targeting Cancer

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

    The Speculist: January 2005 Archives

  • 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.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • 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.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • 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.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • 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.

    Business Wire Travel News

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