Carbon dots help detect herbicide pollution

News:Researchers from Assam have used the commonly found invasive plant water hyacinth to produce carbon dots. Facts: About the research: Researchers from Assam have used the invasive plant water hyacinth to produce carbon nanoparticles. These extremely tiny (less than 10 nanometres) particles can be used for detecting herbicide pollution. Researchers are also exploring if its… Continue reading Carbon dots help detect herbicide pollution

UK Researchers develop new technique to make cancer treatment more effective, affordable

Researchers from the UK have developed a technique that could make light-based cancer treatment more effective and safer for patients while reducing its cost. Light-based or photo-dynamic therapy is a clinically-approved treatment which uses drugs that only work when exposed to light to destroy cancer cells.  However,many of these drugs are frequently toxic even without… Continue reading UK Researchers develop new technique to make cancer treatment more effective, affordable