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New Findings Reported from Technical University Describe Advances in DNA Research

May 20, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on DNA Research have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Ilmenau, Germany, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The structure of hydrate cover layers of SiO2-DNA-Dox (where Dox: doxorubicin) and SiO2-DNA-Dox-C-60 fullerene hybrids was studied by means of low-temperature H-1 NMR spectroscopy in tetrachloromethane."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "The hydration properties of SiO2-DNA-Dox nanomaterials combined with fullerenes and their derivatives are extremely important for their further use as therapeutics in cancer treatment and for safety reasons. The findings reveal that the hydration properties of the hybrids differ from those of the solid DNA particulates or SiO2-DNA systems due to the existence of different types of water clusters, namely the weakly (WAW) and strongly associated water (SAW) clusters."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "For SAW clusters the radial distributions as well as the distributions of change in Gibbs free energy due to adsorptive interactions at the surfaces of the investigated systems were obtained."

For more information on this research see: Low-temperature H-1 NMR spectroscopic study of hydration properties of a hybrid system based on nanosilica, DNA and doxorubicin in the presence of C-60 fullerene. Low Temperature Physics, 2014;40(3):239-245. Low Temperature Physics can be contacted at: Amer Inst Physics, Circulation & Fulfillment Div, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Ste 1 N O 1, Melville, NY 11747-4501, USA. (American Institute of Physics -; Low Temperature Physics -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V.V. Turov, Technical University of Ilmenau, D-98693 Ilmenau, Germany. Additional authors for this research include Y.I. Prylutskyy, A.P. Ugnivenko, V.N. Barvinchenko, T.V. Krupskaya, N.G. Tsierkezos and U. Ritter (see also DNA Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Carbon, Ilmenau, Germany, Fullerenes, DNA Research, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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