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Physicist creates luminescent nanoparticle to use in photodynamic cancer therapy

Physicist creates luminescent nanoparticle to use in photodynamic cancer therapy

A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead happened upon an advance in photodynamic cancer therapy. [More]
Researchers identify mechanism that explains reason for persistence of hepatitis C virus

Researchers identify mechanism that explains reason for persistence of hepatitis C virus

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long. [More]

Nanotechnology unlocks new pathways for targeted drug delivery

​Significant advances have been made in chemotherapy over the past decade, but targeting drugs to cancer cells while avoiding healthy tissues continues to be a major challenge. [More]
New lab at the Nencki Institute conducts research on neurodegenerative diseases

New lab at the Nencki Institute conducts research on neurodegenerative diseases

The Laboratory of Preclinical Studies of Higher Standard, the newest lab of the Neurobiology Center at the Nencki Institute in Warsaw, Poland, will conduct basic research aimed to explain molecular mechanisms responsible for neurodegenerative diseases. [More]

A*STAR NMC opens new liquid flow metrology lab that provides key measurement services for industries

A*STAR's National Metrology Centre (NMC) announced today the opening of a new liquid flow metrology lab that will provide key measurement services for industries like oil and gas, pharmaceutical and F&B. [More]
Magnetic nanoparticle (mNP) hyperthermia in breast cancer treatment

Magnetic nanoparticle (mNP) hyperthermia in breast cancer treatment

In a presentation exploring the promise of magnetic nanoparticle (mNP) hyperthermia in breast cancer treatment, Dartmouth researcher P. Jack Hoopes, DMV, PhD, reviewed preclinical studies conducted at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and discuss plans for early-phase clinical studies in humans at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). [More]
Researchers demonstrate accurate identification of amino acids

Researchers demonstrate accurate identification of amino acids

Some three billion base pairs make up the human genome-the floor plan of life. In 2003, the Human Genome Project announced the successful decryption of this code, a tour de force that continues to supply a stream of insights relevant to human health and disease. [More]
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to establish 5 new Research Units

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to establish 5 new Research Units

Topics Range from Composite Structures to Personnel Decisions to Metastatic Cancer Progression / About Eleven Million Euros in Funding for Three Years [More]

Scientists battle against cancer with nanoballoons and lasers

Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but they're not so efficient at getting where they need to go. [More]

Uppsala researchers develop nano paper filter that can remove virus particles

Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose nanofibers, directly derived from nature. [More]

Cellulose nanofiber paper filter removes virus particles with high efficiency

Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose nanofibers, directly derived from nature. [More]

Scientists discover simple method to measure density of engineered nanoparticles in physiological fluids

Thousands of consumer products containing engineered nanoparticles — microscopic particles found in everyday items from cosmetics and clothing to building materials — enter the market every year. Concerns about possible environmental health and safety issues of these nano-enabled products continue to grow with scientists struggling to come up with fast, cheap, and easy-to-use cellular screening systems to determine possible hazards of vast libraries of engineered nanomaterials. [More]

Carbon nanotube paper offers potential to miniaturize mass spectrometers

Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety. [More]
Desperate patients offered untested, risky stem cell treatments, says Wisconsin professor

Desperate patients offered untested, risky stem cell treatments, says Wisconsin professor

Desperate patients are easy prey for unscrupulous clinics offering untested and risky stem cell treatments, says law and bioethics Professor Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is studying "stem cell tourism." [More]
BIND Therapeutics reports revenue of $2.1 million for fourth quarter 2013

BIND Therapeutics reports revenue of $2.1 million for fourth quarter 2013

BIND Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing targeted and programmable therapeutics called AccurinsTM, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2013. [More]
New technology uses nano-flares to catch metastatic breast cancer cells early on

New technology uses nano-flares to catch metastatic breast cancer cells early on

When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another, it becomes even more deadly. It moves with stealth and can go undetected for months or years. But a new technology that uses "nano-flares" has the potential to catch these lurking, mobilized tumor cells early on. [More]
Researchers develop therapy to attack cervical cancer tumors

Researchers develop therapy to attack cervical cancer tumors

One of the most promising technologies for the treatment of various cancers is nanotechnology, creating drugs that directly attack the cancer cells without damaging other tissues' development. [More]

Self-assembling DNA cages hold potential promise in drug delivery

Move over, nanotechnologists, and make room for the biggest of the small. Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self-assembling DNA cages one-tenth as wide as a bacterium. [More]

Eveon and Leti fabricate smart micro-pump for drug delivery

Eveon and CEA-Leti today announced the demonstration of liquid-pumping for smart drug delivery in the bolus mode using a silicon-based micro-pump fabricated with a standard MEMS process. [More]
Scientists invent a pair of high-tech glasses that help surgeons visualize cancer cells during surgeries

Scientists invent a pair of high-tech glasses that help surgeons visualize cancer cells during surgeries

​A team of scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL) and the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson led by Samuel Achilefu have created a pair of high-tech glasses that help surgeons visualize cancer cells during surgeries, which glow blue when viewed through the glasses. [More]