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New research shows nanoscale device could be 'missing link' in development of neuroprosthetics

New research shows nanoscale device could be 'missing link' in development of neuroprosthetics

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be the 'missing link' in the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to help treat medical conditions. [More]
EVG brings high-volume manufacturing process solutions to biotechnology and medical device market

EVG brings high-volume manufacturing process solutions to biotechnology and medical device market

EV Group, a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it is increasing its focus on bringing its high-volume manufacturing process solutions and services to the biotechnology and medical device market. [More]
Magnetic bacteria can be promising vehicle for efficiently delivering tumor-fighting drugs

Magnetic bacteria can be promising vehicle for efficiently delivering tumor-fighting drugs

Researchers funded in part by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have recently shown that magnetic bacteria are a promising vehicle for more efficiently delivering tumor-fighting drugs. They reported their results in the August 2016 issue of Nature Nanotechnology. [More]
Rensselaer awarded $2.2 million grant to develop ion conductive alkaline membrane materials

Rensselaer awarded $2.2 million grant to develop ion conductive alkaline membrane materials

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to develop innovative ion conduction materials for next-generation renewable energy conversion and storage technology. [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]
Nanomechanical microcantilevers can quickly detect mutations in patients with malignant melanoma

Nanomechanical microcantilevers can quickly detect mutations in patients with malignant melanoma

Changes in the genetic make-up of tissue samples can be detected quickly and easily using a new method based on nanotechnology. [More]
Nanopores can be effective way to measure DNA interactions with emerging anti-cancer drugs

Nanopores can be effective way to measure DNA interactions with emerging anti-cancer drugs

Cancer thrives when mutated cells undergo frequent division. Most anti-cancer drugs work by inserting themselves in between the DNA base pairs that encode our genetic information. [More]
Solution made of silver nanoparticles shows promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers

Solution made of silver nanoparticles shows promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers

One of the major complications of diabetes is the appearance of wounds in the lower extremities that do not heal properly. [More]
New UCF technology for destroying metastatic breast cancer cells licensed for clinical trials

New UCF technology for destroying metastatic breast cancer cells licensed for clinical trials

A University of Central Florida cancer researcher has discovered a way to kill spreading breast cancer cells and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that will accelerate the therapy's path to clinical trials. [More]
Researchers investigate link between diet, obesity-linked Type 2 diabetes, and spinal disc degeneration

Researchers investigate link between diet, obesity-linked Type 2 diabetes, and spinal disc degeneration

Can a diet high in processed fat and sugar and Type 2 diabetes cause degeneration of intervertebral discs in the spine? If so, what is happening, and can it be prevented? As part of an ongoing collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - a partnership that draws upon the expertise of both schools to address significant health problems - researchers hope to answer those questions by investigating the link between diet, obesity-linked Type 2 diabetes, and intervertebral disc degeneration. [More]
Ginger-derived nanoparticles may be good medicine for inflammatory bowel disease

Ginger-derived nanoparticles may be good medicine for inflammatory bowel disease

A recent study by researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center took them to a not-so-likely destination: local farmers markets. They went in search of fresh ginger root. [More]
Researchers develop new nanorobotic agents to deliver drugs by targeting cancerous tumours

Researchers develop new nanorobotic agents to deliver drugs by targeting cancerous tumours

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. [More]
Could nanotechnology turn the cancer cell suicide switch back on? An interview with Professor Dipanjan Pan

Could nanotechnology turn the cancer cell suicide switch back on? An interview with Professor Dipanjan Pan

Before I explain the discovery, I would take a step back and explain an interesting event that takes place in the cancer cells. Normal cells follow a rapid and irreversible process to efficiently eradicate dysfunctional cells. This is a natural process by which damaged cells commit ‘suicide’. This process is known as apoptosis or programmed cell death. [More]
Research finding opens new avenues to tailor drug development with Upsalite

Research finding opens new avenues to tailor drug development with Upsalite

For the first time, researchers have revealed the nanostructure of the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite and pore size control was achieved without organic templates or swelling agents. [More]

New carbon nanomaterial pot several times deeper than any similar nanostructure

A novel, pot-shaped, carbon nanomaterial developed by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan is several times deeper than any hollow carbon nanostructure previously produced. [More]
NJIT receives two-year funding to develop ways to protect ecosystems and communities from flood waters

NJIT receives two-year funding to develop ways to protect ecosystems and communities from flood waters

The Center for Resilient Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology, part of the university's College of Architecture and Design, has received a two-year grant from the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium to develop ways to protect ecosystems and their surrounding communities from flood waters. [More]
Preclinical data on Selecta’s novel immune tolerance platform published in Nature Nanotechnology

Preclinical data on Selecta’s novel immune tolerance platform published in Nature Nanotechnology

Selecta Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted antigen-specific immune therapies for rare and serious diseases, announced today that Nature Nanotechnology has published an article that presents preclinical results from Selecta’s research which demonstrate the broad potential applicability of Selecta’s novel immune tolerance platform. [More]
Waterloo researchers unveil new screening tool and data at 2016 AAIC

Waterloo researchers unveil new screening tool and data at 2016 AAIC

Two studies involving University of Waterloo researchers presented this week at the 2016 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto highlight a new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer's disease long before the onset of symptoms as well as the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in Ontario. [More]
Penn researchers use iron-containing nanoparticles to reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay

Penn researchers use iron-containing nanoparticles to reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay

The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. [More]
Adhesive patch can deliver triple combination therapy to tumor sites

Adhesive patch can deliver triple combination therapy to tumor sites

Approximately one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, making it the third-most prevalent form of the disease in the U.S. In Europe, it is the second-most common form of cancer. [More]
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