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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]
New noninvasive method could lead to better diagnosis, treatment of gut diseases

New noninvasive method could lead to better diagnosis, treatment of gut diseases

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases. [More]
Short movie shows development of dressing promotes wound healing

Short movie shows development of dressing promotes wound healing

Someone suffers second- or third-degree burns: The wound must immediately be dressed and the dressing is to be changed regularly. A short movie made by the group of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Barcikowski shows the development of a dressing that promotes wound healing - from the materials research laboratory until the first practical trial (in English). [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]
Researchers develop new "nanojuice" to help doctors better identify human gut

Researchers develop new "nanojuice" to help doctors better identify human gut

Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way. [More]
Plasmonic biosensors: A key asset in personalised medicine

Plasmonic biosensors: A key asset in personalised medicine

A new type of high-sensitivity and low-cost sensors, called plasmonic biosensors, could ultimately become a key asset in personalised medicine by helping to diagnose diseases at an early stage. [More]
New way to combat bacterial biofilm formation with titanium encrusted with gold nanoparticles

New way to combat bacterial biofilm formation with titanium encrusted with gold nanoparticles

Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your rugged, salty skin. [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]

Researchers develop new, cost-effective method for producing Janus capsules

Everything depends on how you look at them. Looking from one side you will see one face; and when looking from the opposite side - you will see a different one. [More]
Molecule that blocks bone destruction could provide potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis

Molecule that blocks bone destruction could provide potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis

UT-Southwestern cancer researchers have identified a promising molecule that blocks bone destruction and, therefore, could provide a potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis and bone metastases of cancer. [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]
Novel way improves liposuction procedure using gold nanoparticles

Novel way improves liposuction procedure using gold nanoparticles

Although liposuction is one of the most common and well-established cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., it still has its drawbacks. [More]
New research report on global medical imaging reagents market

New research report on global medical imaging reagents market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Medical Imaging Reagents Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. [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]

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]
Co-founder of Avidity Nanomedicines to receive 2014 Prince of Asturias Award

Co-founder of Avidity Nanomedicines to receive 2014 Prince of Asturias Award

Avidity NanoMedicines LLC, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a breakthrough approach to the targeted delivery of nucleic acid-based medicines, announced today that its scientific co-founder, Mark E. Davis, Ph.D., will receive the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. [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]
Novel incubator microscope ideally suited for time-lapse examination

Novel incubator microscope ideally suited for time-lapse examination

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small-scale system. [More]

RBCC’s BiO Assay wins grant from CASIS for Biological Research in Microgravity

The BiO Assay, a 3D Bioprinting technology being promoted around the world by the joint venture of Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC) and Nano3D Biosciences (n3D), has been awarded a research grant from the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)—the sole manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. [More]
Researchers develop new technology that uses HIV virus as tool to fight against hereditary diseases

Researchers develop new technology that uses HIV virus as tool to fight against hereditary diseases

For the first time researchers have succeeded in altering HIV virus particles so that they can simultaneously, as it were, 'cut and paste' in our genome via biological processes. Developed at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, the technology makes it possible to repair genomes in a new way. [More]