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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]
Pittcon 2017: Topics for Conferee Networking sessions announced

Pittcon 2017: Topics for Conferee Networking sessions announced

The Pittcon Organizing Committee has recently released the topics for Conferee Networking during Pittcon 2017, which will be in Chicago, Illinois, March 5-9. [More]
Canadian-Israeli researchers develop new biological pacemaker

Canadian-Israeli researchers develop new biological pacemaker

Using human embryonic stem cells to create a type of cardiac cells known as sinotrial (SA) node pacemaker cells, a team of scientists from Israel and Canada have developed a biological pacemaker that overcomes many of the limitations of electrical pacemakers. [More]
WPI researchers develop chip to trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in blood

WPI researchers develop chip to trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in blood

A chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. [More]
Scientists discover new class of host molecules to transport steroids in the body

Scientists discover new class of host molecules to transport steroids in the body

Synthetic hosts are to transport medical substances and hormones into the body and to release them at specific points. [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]
Musica Humana: Innovative program highlights inspiring role of music in human thought and memory

Musica Humana: Innovative program highlights inspiring role of music in human thought and memory

According to renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, "music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion, but the power of music goes much further." [More]
Researchers discover biological pathway that plays vital role in tumor development

Researchers discover biological pathway that plays vital role in tumor development

An international team led by researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and the Technion Integrated Cancer Center has discovered a biological pathway that plays an important role in tumor development. [More]
Griffith research aims to reduce complications, high costs with nano-engineered dental implants

Griffith research aims to reduce complications, high costs with nano-engineered dental implants

The complications and high costs associated with dental implants could be a thing of the past as Griffith research aims to reduce the associated risks of infection using new cutting edge nanotechnology. [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]
Understanding nucleation process could be critical for treating Alzheimer's disease or Type 2 diabetes

Understanding nucleation process could be critical for treating Alzheimer's disease or Type 2 diabetes

Whether it is clouds or champagne bubbles forming, or the early onset of Alzheimer's disease or Type 2 diabetes, a common mechanism is at work: nucleation processes. [More]
Researchers uncover new clues that may help combat leukemia and other B cell cancers

Researchers uncover new clues that may help combat leukemia and other B cell cancers

When B lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell in the immune system geared for fighting diseases) turn cancerous, they become part of the problem, and need to be eliminated. [More]
Mesoporous material can inhibit growth of bacteria linked to acne and hospital acquired infections

Mesoporous material can inhibit growth of bacteria linked to acne and hospital acquired infections

The mesoporous material Upsalite is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. [More]
Technion researchers develop new diagnostic technology for improving personalized cancer treatment

Technion researchers develop new diagnostic technology for improving personalized cancer treatment

Using synthetic DNA sequences as the tiniest of barcodes, Technion researchers have developed a new diagnostic technology for determining the suitability of specific anticancer drugs to a specific patient - before treatment even begins. [More]
Novel sensor can quantify effects of radiation on individual cancer cells

Novel sensor can quantify effects of radiation on individual cancer cells

A team of Norwegian, French and Australian researchers is the first in the world to succeed in quantifying the effects of radiation on individual cancer cells. [More]
New review highlights promises and challenges of nanotechnology in neuroscience

New review highlights promises and challenges of nanotechnology in neuroscience

Despite the numerous challenges associated with the application of nanotechnology in neuroscience, it promises to have a significant impact on our understanding of how the nervous system works, how it fails in disease, and the development of earlier and less-invasive diagnostic procedures so we can intervene in the pre-clinical stage of neurological disease before extensive neurological damage has taken place. [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]
Novel Alzheimer's treatment uses microscopic droplets of fat to carry drugs into the brain

Novel Alzheimer's treatment uses microscopic droplets of fat to carry drugs into the brain

Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer's disease using microscopic droplets of fat to carry drugs into the brain. [More]
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