GW researchers find nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles as viable treatment for fungal skin infections
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  August 9, 2017  
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 GW researchers find nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles as viable treatment for fungal skin infectionsGW researchers find nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles as viable treatment for fungal skin infections
 
George Washington University researchers have found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles (NO-np) are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes, for which the current standard of care is treatment with systemic antifungals.
 
 
 New carbon nanotube-reinforced filters remove heavy metal toxins from waterNew carbon nanotube-reinforced filters remove heavy metal toxins from water
 
A newly developed filter, which removes more than 99 percent of heavy metal toxins from water, shows potential for water remediation in developing nations around the world.
 
   Gold shines bright in cancer therapy research: New Edinburgh University studyGold shines bright in cancer therapy research: New Edinburgh University study
 
According to latest research, gold particles can be effective in certain cancer therapy areas. Researchers at the Edinburgh University report in their new study that gold particles can help enhance the effectiveness of the agents used for lung cancer cells. The study is published in the scientific journal Angewandte Chemie.
 
   Experiments in big animals show efficacy of new non-toxic MRI contrast agentExperiments in big animals show efficacy of new non-toxic MRI contrast agent
 
The top causes of death worldwide, ischemic heart diseases and stroke, together with another major source of illness, that is cancer, require proper imaging of blood vessels.
 
   SNMMI recognizes contributions to nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at 2017 annual meetingSNMMI recognizes contributions to nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at 2017 annual meeting
 
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), an international scientific and medical organization, recognized contributions to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during its 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role SNMMI members play in advancing the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cancer and neurological conditions.
 
 Nanotechnology wonders: Organ healing with a single touch!
 
Nanotechnology wonders: Organ healing with a single touch!Scientists from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre have come up with what sounds like a science fiction - a nanotechnology device that can switch the cell functions in such a way that the failing organs are revived using a single touch.
 
 
 Band-Aid sized device produces sweat even when patient is relaxed and cool
 
Band-Aid sized device produces sweat even when patient is relaxed and coolOne downside to medical sensors that test human sweat: you have to sweat. Sweating from exertion or a stifling room temperature can be impractical for some patients and unsafe for others.
 
 
 Bioactive 'tissue papers' show potential for regenerative medicine
 
Bioactive 'tissue papers' show potential for regenerative medicineNorthwestern Medicine scientists and engineers have invented a range of bioactive "tissue papers" made of materials derived from organs that are thin and flexible enough to even fold into an origami bird.