FSU: New hope for lipophilic nanoparticles in biology

FSU: New hope for lipophilic nanoparticles in biology

FSU: New hope for lipophilic nanoparticles in biology

Nanoparticles show enormous potential for therapeutics due to unique properties that emerge in nanostructured materials. Quantum dots, for instance, show robust size-dependent fluorescence that allows potential applications in medical imaging. Silicon is a particularly promising material for medical applications of quantum dots because bulk silicon is non-toxic and fluorescence of silicon nanoparticles can be tuned to emit at infrared frequencies where human tissue is transparent.

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