Light-activated nanoparticles can provide crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotics
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  October 11, 2017  
  Nanomedicine  
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 Light-activated nanoparticles can provide crucial boost in effectiveness for antibioticsLight-activated nanoparticles can provide crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotics
 
Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows.
 
 
 Scientists use BR nanoparticles to develop photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapyScientists use BR nanoparticles to develop photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy
 
Sangyong Jon, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST, and his team developed combined photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy for cancer by using Bilirubin (BR) nanoparticles.
 
   Using IC-ICP/MS Technique to Separate Antimony Containing Nanoparticles in Airborne Particulate MatterUsing IC-ICP/MS Technique to Separate Antimony Containing Nanoparticles in Airborne Particulate Matter
 
Over the last few years, there has been a worrying increase in the concentration of antimony (Sb), which has led to environmental concern about this element. The increased concentration is a result of the widespread industrial use of antimony. For instance, antimony compounds are used in electronic components, in brake linings, and in the production of ceramics and glassware.
 
   CRISPR-Gold corrects gene mutations in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophyCRISPR-Gold corrects gene mutations in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
 
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease.
 
   New microcapsules represent promising vectors for application of genome-editing toolsNew microcapsules represent promising vectors for application of genome-editing tools
 
Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with their colleagues from St. Petersburg, Hamburg and London have conducted a study in the course of which it was found out that polymer and hybrid silica-coated microcapsules are more efficient in genome-editing when applying CRISPR-Cas9 system.
 
 New topical treatment to combat skin cancer yields promising results in preliminary study
 
New topical treatment to combat skin cancer yields promising results in preliminary studyResearchers at the University of São Paulo (USP), in Brazil, are testing a technique in mice that combines low-intensity electric current with a formulation containing nanoencapsulated chemotherapy to treat skin cancer.
 
 
 Awards for contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy announced by Pittcon
 
Awards for contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy announced by PittconThe Pittcon Program Committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of 13 prestigious awards honoring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. Each award will be presented in a scheduled symposium during Pittcon 2018, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, which will be held February 26-March 1, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.