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In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit in terms of its transport and properties. It is further classified according to size: in terms of diameter, fine particles cover a range between 100 and 2500 nanometers, while ultrafine particles, on the other hand, are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers.
Researchers exploring ways to stimulate patients' immune system to attack tumors

Researchers exploring ways to stimulate patients' immune system to attack tumors

Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading. [More]
Malvern acquires MicroCal business and Affinity Biosensors' Archimedes product

Malvern acquires MicroCal business and Affinity Biosensors' Archimedes product

Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, UK) has today announced that it has completed the acquisition of MicroCal from GE Healthcare Life Sciences and has also purchased the Archimedes particle characterization system from Affinity Biosensors LLC (Santa Barbara, CA). [More]
Lyfebulb, Immune collaborate to increase awareness of bullous pemphigoid

Lyfebulb, Immune collaborate to increase awareness of bullous pemphigoid

Lyfebulb, the International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) and Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., announced a collaboration to increase awareness of unmet needs in treating bullous pemphigoid last night at an event attended by more than sixty patients, physicians, scientists and other interested parties. [More]
Tiny gold particles can make cell membranes deliver drugs directly to target cells

Tiny gold particles can make cell membranes deliver drugs directly to target cells

A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. [More]
New self-assembling nanoparticle helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier

New self-assembling nanoparticle helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. [More]
Portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes

Portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes

An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's inventors at the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]
Wyatt Technology highlights protein-protein interactions study investigated by dynamic light scattering

Wyatt Technology highlights protein-protein interactions study investigated by dynamic light scattering

Wyatt Technology Corporation, the world leader in absolute macromolecular characterization instrumentation, is pleased to highlight a study recently authored by Martin Skov Neergaard from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, “Protein-Protein Interactions Investigated by DLS: Determination at High and Low Protein Concentration.” [More]
CNIO researchers identify over 40 genes that predict aggressiveness of melanoma

CNIO researchers identify over 40 genes that predict aggressiveness of melanoma

Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have discovered more than 40 genes that predict the level of aggressiveness of melanoma and that distinguish it from other cancers with a poor prognosis. The discovery, published in Cancer Cell, will help to identify unique aspects of melanoma that could contribute to determine the risk of developing metastasis in patients with this disease. [More]
EnGeneIC plans for Phase 2a trial of EGFR-targeted doxorubicin-packaged EDV nanocells for GBM

EnGeneIC plans for Phase 2a trial of EGFR-targeted doxorubicin-packaged EDV nanocells for GBM

EnGeneIC, Ltd., an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on revolutionizing the treatment of cancer through the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents directly to cancer cells, today announced plans to move forward with a Phase 2a clinical trial in the U.S. using its formulation of EGFR-targeted, EDV nanocells packaged with doxorubicin for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), a common and aggressive type of brain tumor. [More]
Scientists use femtosecond lasers to tackle Parkinson's disease

Scientists use femtosecond lasers to tackle Parkinson's disease

Scientists are combining physics and neurobiology to tackle Parkinson's disease. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit and Neurobiology Research Unit, along with collaborators at the University of Otago, New Zealand are using lasers, nanotechnology and neuroscience to develop a new, versatile drug delivery system. [More]
New method to help patients with cancer, genetic conditions, neurological disorders

New method to help patients with cancer, genetic conditions, neurological disorders

UT Arlington physics researchers may have developed a way to use laser technology to deliver drug and gene therapy at the cellular level without damaging surrounding tissue. The method eventually could help patients suffering from genetic conditions, cancers and neurological diseases. [More]
AMSBIO announces magnetic bead based tool offering efficient solution for DNA clean-up and size selection in NGS

AMSBIO announces magnetic bead based tool offering efficient solution for DNA clean-up and size selection in NGS

AMSBIO announces MagSi-NGSPREP- a magnetic bead based tool that offers an efficient solution for DNA clean-up and size selection in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications. MagSi-NGSPREP supports all standard DNA clean-up protocols encountered during Next-Gen library preparation, including the classical one-sided and two-sided "solid phase reversible immobilization" (SPRI) size selection protocols. [More]

NCL collaborates with PeptiMed to evaluate safety and efficacy of nanocomplex materials

PeptiMed announced today that under a Material Transfer Agreement it will collaborate with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL), located at the Frederick National Laboratory of Cancer Research in Frederick, MD. [More]
Celsion acquires all assets of EGEN

Celsion acquires all assets of EGEN

Celsion Corporation, an oncology drug development company, today announced the completion of the acquisition by Celsion of substantially all of the assets of EGEN, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of nucleic acid-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other difficult to treat diseases. [More]
Novel microscopy technology helps detect protein that plays key role in prostate cancer

Novel microscopy technology helps detect protein that plays key role in prostate cancer

Assemblies of proteins, known as protein complexes, have important functions in cells; protein complexes embedded in the cell membrane, for example, are responsible for the exchange with the extracellular environment. [More]
Investigators isolate protein that is responsible for fungus' ability to cross blood-brain barrier

Investigators isolate protein that is responsible for fungus' ability to cross blood-brain barrier

In a remarkable series of experiments on a fungus that causes cryptococcal meningitis, a deadly infection of the membranes that cover the spinal cord and brain, investigators at UC Davis have isolated a protein that appears to be responsible for the fungus' ability to cross from the bloodstream into the brain. [More]
Researchers study structural aspects of DNA-particle/lipid interface directly using x-ray scattering

Researchers study structural aspects of DNA-particle/lipid interface directly using x-ray scattering

Scientists seeking ways to engineer the assembly of tiny particles measuring just billionths of a meter have achieved a new first-the formation of a single layer of nanoparticles on a liquid surface where the properties of the layer can be easily switched. [More]
Celsion signs definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire EGEN

Celsion signs definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire EGEN

Celsion Corporation (Celsion) (NASDAQ: CLSN), an oncology drug development company, and EGEN, Inc. (EGEN), a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of nucleic acid-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other difficult to treat diseases, today announced the signing of a definitive asset purchase agreement in which Celsion will acquire substantially all of the assets of EGEN, including its Phase Ib DNA-based immunotherapy product candidate EGEN-001 and its therapeutic platform technologies, TheraPlas™ for delivery of DNA and mRNA, TheraSilence™ for delivery of RNA, and RAST™ for Cell Enabled Expression and Secretion of RNA. [More]

New self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can form highly ordered thin film in 1 minute

The days of self-assembling nanoparticles taking hours to form a film over a microscopic-sized wafer are over. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have devised a technique whereby self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can form a highly ordered thin film over macroscopic distances in one minute. [More]
Scientists design nanoparticle to target tumor cells

Scientists design nanoparticle to target tumor cells

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique - and important - properties. [More]