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New ‘5-D fingerprint’ technique could precisely measure properties of individual protein molecules

New ‘5-D fingerprint’ technique could precisely measure properties of individual protein molecules

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. [More]
Nanoparticle exposure can trigger dormant viruses in lung tissue cells

Nanoparticle exposure can trigger dormant viruses in lung tissue cells

Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in lung tissue cells. This is the result of a study by researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Lung Research, which has now been published in the journal 'Particle and Fibre Toxicology'. [More]
New method provides rapid, accurate assessment of bacterial oxygen consumption in microdroplets

New method provides rapid, accurate assessment of bacterial oxygen consumption in microdroplets

In the future, it will be possible to carry out tests of new drugs on bacteria much more efficiently using microfluidic devices, since each of the hundreds and thousands of droplets moving through the microchannels can act as separate incubators. [More]
Postnova AF2000 FFF system used with ICP-MS to characterise nanomaterials in commercial products

Postnova AF2000 FFF system used with ICP-MS to characterise nanomaterials in commercial products

Postnova Analytics reports on how the inorganic analysis team within LGC (Teddington, UK) has been using the AF2000 Field Flow Fractionation system coupled to Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) to characterise nanomaterials in complex sample matrices for clinical, cosmetic and food use. [More]
Penn State researchers create smart, targeted system to attack specific cancers types

Penn State researchers create smart, targeted system to attack specific cancers types

Many groups are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver drugs that fight cancer to the tumor without damaging healthy cells. [More]
Review shows how nanocarriers can solve problems with drug delivery in ocular tissues

Review shows how nanocarriers can solve problems with drug delivery in ocular tissues

Most ophthalmic diseases are usually treated with topically administered drug formulations (e.g. eye drops). [More]
AXT makes magnetic particle imaging technology available to researchers in Australia

AXT makes magnetic particle imaging technology available to researchers in Australia

AXT is proud to be able to bring another cutting-edge technology to Australia that will help our medical researchers accelerate the rate at which they bring new cures, remedies and therapies to clinical realities. [More]
Scientists develop novel nanoparticle-based method to deliver DNA vaccine

Scientists develop novel nanoparticle-based method to deliver DNA vaccine

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a novel method for delivering therapeutic molecules into cells. [More]
Multifunctional RNA nanoparticles could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, study shows

Multifunctional RNA nanoparticles could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, study shows

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine have been able to generate multifunctional RNA nanoparticles that could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, potentially making existing treatments more effective in these patients. [More]
New technology that increases Natural Killer cells to stop cancers gets licensed

New technology that increases Natural Killer cells to stop cancers gets licensed

Our bodies contain Natural Killer (NK) cells - an army that stops cancers and viruses before they can make us sick. [More]
Postnova AF2000 system to assist UCL in developing novel nanoscale vehicles for drug delivery

Postnova AF2000 system to assist UCL in developing novel nanoscale vehicles for drug delivery

Postnova Analytics reports on the recent investment by the Department of Chemistry at University College London in an AF2000 Field Flow Fractionation System to assist them in their development of novel nanoscale vehicles for drug delivery. [More]
UMass researchers develop new class of photodynamic molecules for treating deep-tissue tumors

UMass researchers develop new class of photodynamic molecules for treating deep-tissue tumors

UMass Medical School scientist Gang Han, PhD, and his team have designed a new class of molecules used in photodynamic therapy that are able to direct lamp light deep into tissue to kill cancer tumors. [More]
UCL invest in Postnova Analytics fractionation system to develop nanoscale drug delivery vehicles

UCL invest in Postnova Analytics fractionation system to develop nanoscale drug delivery vehicles

Postnova Analytics reports on the recent investment by the Department of Chemistry at University College London (UCL) in an AF2000 Field Flow Fractionation System to assist them in their development of novel nanoscale vehicles for drug delivery. [More]
Sperm tail enzymes inspire nanobiotechnology

Sperm tail enzymes inspire nanobiotechnology

Just like workers in a factory, enzymes can create a final product more efficiently if they are stuck together in one place and pass the raw material from enzyme to enzyme, assembly line-style. [More]
Researchers come up with new approach to stabilize vaccines at room temperature

Researchers come up with new approach to stabilize vaccines at room temperature

Shipping vaccines in an unbroken temperature-controlled supply chain (a "cold chain") all the way to recipients is a major logistical and financial challenge in remote areas and developing countries. [More]
New green nanotechnology approach targets, destroys precancerous tumor cells in livers of mice

New green nanotechnology approach targets, destroys precancerous tumor cells in livers of mice

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. [More]
UT Austin researchers develop new oral capsule for treating hemophilia patients

UT Austin researchers develop new oral capsule for treating hemophilia patients

In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule. [More]
British and Malaysian scientists develop new, nontoxic copper catalyst for click chemistry in living organisms

British and Malaysian scientists develop new, nontoxic copper catalyst for click chemistry in living organisms

Assembling a drug from harmless components at the target location, such as a tumor, would help reduce the side effects of treatment. [More]
York University researchers find new way to quickly trap and kill E. coli in water

York University researchers find new way to quickly trap and kill E. coli in water

Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water. [More]
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]
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