Chitosan is a naturally occuring polymer isolated from crab and shrimp shells. Chitosan has shown promise as a carrier of anticancer drugs, antitumor genes, and other novel therapeutics.
A new study showed that the newly designed oral nano-in-micro hydrogel delivery platform could be efficiently used to deliver curcumin for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis.
Old dogs may not learn new tricks, but old drugs can, according to a research team based in China. The collaboration found that Metformin, a small molecule drug that has been used to treat type II diabetes for more than 50 years, can improve the efficiency and efficacy of antibacterial treatments for quick wound-healing in mice.
Researchers reviewed available mucosal vaccines discussing the current challenges and ways to advance the existing approaches.
Several coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines require multiple doses for long-lasting immunity. However, a new study published in the journal Biomacromolecules has developed a promising single-dose vaccine platform using an injectable hydrogel containing an epitope-labeled plant virus, Cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV).
Researchers assess the efficacy of a fluorocarbon modified chitosan system for the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and tumor immunotherapy.
A staple on any engineer's workbench, duct tape is a quick and dependable fix for cracks and tears in many structural materials.
Researchers discuss the contributions that have been provided by magnetic nanoparticles for the molecular diagnosis of human viruses.
A recent review article published in the journal Advanced Science reviewed the features of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its variants. Using a physical and materials science perspective, the review also summarizes the most significant variants of SARS-CoV-2 encountered to date as well as possible preventive strategies.
A recent review discusses the engineering versatility of polymeric nanoparticles - making a good therapeutic alternative against coronavirus diseases.
In a recently published article in the journal Nano-Micro Letters, scientists have provided an in-depth review on the application and benefits of nanotechnology in the development of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines.
Bioactive coatings play a vital role in the success of implants such as those for knees or hips, because their properties induce a biological response that is good for the health.
A team of scientists bioengineered a physiologically relevant, brain mimetic 3D scaffold for culturing neuronal cells.
The team has evaluated a low molecular weight chitosan derivative as a candidate preventing the viral entry into mammalian nasal epithelial cells to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick have collaborated to develop a method to better understand and evaluate these pleiomorphisms.
Inspired by the sticky substance that barnacles use to cling to rocks, MIT engineers have designed a strong, biocompatible glue that can seal injured tissues and stop bleeding.
A new review article published in the journal Antibiotics reports the presence of a large number of bioactive compounds in microalgae that target chemical structures present only in their structure.
Québec produces more strawberries than any other Canadian province. Strawberries are delicate and difficult to keep fresh. In response to this challenge, Monique Lacroix, a professor at at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, and her team have developed a packaging film that can keep strawberries fresh for up to 12 days.
Researchers have reviewed different types of nanomaterials and how they can be used for the detection, prevention, and treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The first global review of complementary medicines (herbal and dietary supplements) for weight loss in 16 years--combining 121 randomized placebo-controlled trials including nearly 10,000 adults--suggests that their use cannot be justified based on the current evidence.
Researchers review the various properties and use of nanoparticles in targeting SARS-CoV-2 and how they could be used to develop new therapeutics and diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2.