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Directing nanoparticles straight to tumors

Press Release of 24.02.2020

Modern anticancer therapies aim to attack tumor cells while sparing healthy tissue. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and FU Berlin has made important progress in this area: the scientists have produced tiny nanoparticles that are designed to specifically target cancer cells. They can navigate directly to the tumor cells and visualize those using advanced imaging techniques. Both in petri dishes and animal models, the scientists were able to effectively guide the nanoparticles to the cancer cells. The next step is to combine the new technique with therapeutic approaches.


Hermetically sealed semi-conductors

Press Release of 28.01.2020

Tomorrow’s electronics are getting ever smaller. Researchers are thus searching for tiny components that function reliably in increasingly narrow configurations. Promising elements include the chemical compounds indium selenide (InSe) and gallium selenide (GaSe). In the form of ultra-thin layers, they form two-dimensional (2D) semi-conductors. But, so far, they have hardly been used because they degrade when they get in contact with air during manufacturing. Now, a new technique allows the sensitive material to be integrated in electronic components without losing its desired properties. The method, which has been described in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b13442), was developed by Himani Arora, a doctoral candidate of physics at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).


Prof. Manfred Helm feiert 60. Geburtstag mit Festkolloquium "Terahertz Nanoscience"

News of 21.01.2020

Am 17. Januar kamen rund 120 Gäste zum Festkolloquium "Terahertz Nanoscience" in den Hörsaal des Helmholtz-Zentrums Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). Anlass war der 60. Geburtstag von Prof. Manfred Helm. Prof. Roland Sauerbrey, Wissenschaftlicher Vorstand des HZDR, sprach das Grußwort und würdigte die hervorragenden wissenschaftlichen Leistungen des Direktors am Institut für Ionenstrahlphysik und Materialforschung.


The Personnel Affairs Department at HZDR starts with a new head of department into the new year

News of 07.01.2020

Nadine Möhring-Lotsch started as head of the Personnel Affairs Department at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.

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