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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.
Virginia Tech and CytImmune Sciences develop more effective and less toxic cancer treatment

Virginia Tech and CytImmune Sciences develop more effective and less toxic cancer treatment

Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel — a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor. [More]
Researchers propose model photomotors for rapid nanoparticle transport

Researchers propose model photomotors for rapid nanoparticle transport

Scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine have proposed a model nanosized dipole photomotor based on the phenomenon of light-induced charge redistribution. [More]
New treatment with therapeutic short interfering RNA could help thwart cancer

New treatment with therapeutic short interfering RNA could help thwart cancer

In the fight against cancer, doctors dish out combination-blows of surgery, chemotherapy and other drugs to beat back a merciless foe. Now, scientists have taken early steps toward adding a stinging punch to clinicians' repertoire. [More]
Researchers explore how polymeric nanoparticles can be used to transport quantum dots into cells

Researchers explore how polymeric nanoparticles can be used to transport quantum dots into cells

Nanoparticles are particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers. They are typically obtained from metals and, because of their tiny size, have unique properties that make them useful for biomedical applications. [More]
Researchers identify potential new treatment for brain cancer by targeting genes linked to microcephaly

Researchers identify potential new treatment for brain cancer by targeting genes linked to microcephaly

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential new treatment for brain cancer by learning from a rare condition that can cause microcephaly. [More]
Nano-biointeraction and nanopathology

Nano-biointeraction and nanopathology

Nanoparticles enter the organism in a number of ways. In most cases through inhalation and ingestion. When inhaled, the majority of them are expelled with the next breath. When ingested, most of them are gotten rid of through feces. [More]
Novel approach could help counter Influenza A virus in immune-compromised patients

Novel approach could help counter Influenza A virus in immune-compromised patients

To infect its victims, influenza A heads for the lungs, where it latches onto sialic acid on the surface of cells. [More]
New research examines use of nanotechnology to improve delivery of drugs to HIV patients

New research examines use of nanotechnology to improve delivery of drugs to HIV patients

New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of nanotechnology. [More]
MIT researchers develop imaging technique that provides unprecedented view of serotonin dynamics

MIT researchers develop imaging technique that provides unprecedented view of serotonin dynamics

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that's partly responsible for feelings of happiness and for mood regulation in humans. [More]
Novel microwave-induced photodynamic therapy could target deeply situated tumors

Novel microwave-induced photodynamic therapy could target deeply situated tumors

Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles produces tissue-heating effects that ultimately lead to cell death within solid tumors. [More]
New type of nanoparticles can deliver chemotherapy efficiently to cancer cells

New type of nanoparticles can deliver chemotherapy efficiently to cancer cells

Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new method that delivers chemotherapy directly and efficiently to individual cells. [More]
Researchers reveal how ultrasmall nanoparticles can kill cancer cells

Researchers reveal how ultrasmall nanoparticles can kill cancer cells

Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. [More]
Nanoparticle injections may help prevent cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis patients

Nanoparticle injections may help prevent cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis patients

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition that affects at least 27 million people in the United States, and at least 12 percent of osteoarthritis cases stem from earlier injuries. [More]
KAUST researchers develop biocompatible nanostructures for use in gene delivery

KAUST researchers develop biocompatible nanostructures for use in gene delivery

A tiny therapeutic delivery system that can control the body’s ability to manufacture proteins has been developed by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researchers. [More]
Multifunctional nanocapsules could enhance drug delivery to specific disease sites

Multifunctional nanocapsules could enhance drug delivery to specific disease sites

A nanoparticle-based drug delivery system that can sense and respond to different conditions in the body, as well as to an externally applied magnetic field, could enhance doctors’ ability to target drugs to specific sites of disease. [More]

Bruker launches new AFM-based commercial PeakForce SECM probes for nanoparticle measurements

Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division today announced the release of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) capability for its Dimension Icon atomic force microscope (AFM) platform. [More]
Sticky nanoparticles could play vital role in fighting cancers

Sticky nanoparticles could play vital role in fighting cancers

Sticky nanoparticles that deliver drugs precisely to their targets — and then stay there — could play a crucial role in fighting ovarian and uterine cancers. [More]
Novel therapy offers hope for effective treatment of intractable metastatic cancers

Novel therapy offers hope for effective treatment of intractable metastatic cancers

Cancer treatments that mobilize the body's immune system to fight the disease have generated a lot of excitement in the past few years. [More]
Nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms could effectively deliver drugs, research suggests

Nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms could effectively deliver drugs, research suggests

When it comes to delivering drugs, nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms are the best bet for making the daunting journey to the centre of a cell, new Australian research suggests. [More]
Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids could effectively deliver drugs for treating colon cancer

Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids could effectively deliver drugs for treating colon cancer

Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids created from a specific population of ginger nanoparticles show promise for effectively targeting and delivering chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat colon cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wenzhou Medical University and Southwest University in China. [More]
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