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Self-powered nanoparticles developed to deliver healing drugs directly to bone cracks
03 09 13

A novel method for finding and delivering healing drugs to newly formed micro cracks in bones has been invented by a team of chemists and bioengineers at Penn State University and Boston University. Read More...

Copper nanoparticles could protect food from bacteria
26 07 13

Microbes lurk almost everywhere, from fresh food and air filters to toilet seats and folding money. Read More...

Nanotechnology approach could lead to artificial skin that senses touch, humidity and temperature
09 07 13

Using gold nanoparticles and a kind of resin, a team of scientists has discovered how to make a new kind of flexible sensor that one day could be integrated into electronic skin, or e-skin. Read More...

Nano and laser technology packed into small device tests antibiotic treatment in minutes
02 07 13

Researchers have built a matchbox sized device that can test for the presence of bacteria in a couple of minutes, instead of up to several weeks. Read More...

Researchers strike gold with nanotech vaccine
26 06 13

Scientists in the US have developed a novel vaccination method that uses tiny gold particles to mimic a virus and carry specific proteins to the body's specialist immune cells. Read More...

Plasma plastic bag coatings for different cell types
17 06 13

Plastic bags coated by plasma at atmospheric pressure serve as a GMP laboratory for the cultivation of adherent cells. The plasma is used to modify the internal surface of the bag specifically, so that different cell types can grow on it. Read More...

Light carved nanovolcanoes hold promise for drug delivery
13 06 13

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a method for creating “nano-volcanoes” by shining various colours of light through a nano scale “crystal ball” made of a synthetic polymer. Read More...

Surgeons implant bioengineered vein
07 06 13

In a first of its kind operation in the United States, a team of doctors at Duke University Hospital helped create a bio-engineered blood vessel and implanted it into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. Read More...

New method of mass production of oligonucleotides announced
03 06 13

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Harvard University announced the development of a new method of manufacturing short, single-stranded DNA molecules (oligonucleotides) Read More...

Nano needles for cells. Tiny needles can force medicine into cells even when they resist taking it
31 05 13

Nano-sized needles developed by researchers in Norway can force medicine into cells, even when the cell membranes offer resistance. The needles will make it easier to study the effects of medicines on cells Read More...

Nanotechnology advance offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer
30 05 13

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new drug delivery system that allows inhalation of chemotherapeutic drugs to help treat lung cancer. Read More...

Nanocoating may help joint replacements bond better with bone
30 07 13

Broken bones and joint replacements may someday heal faster, thanks to an unusual coating for medical implants under development at The Ohio State University. Read More...

Nano bubbles hold big promise for NMR and MRI
16 07 13

Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that tiny bubbles carrying hyperpolarized xenon gas hold big promise for NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and its sister technology, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)... Read More...

Smart anticancer nanofiber mesh
03 07 13

Researchers have developed a new nanofiber mesh which is capable of simultaneously realizing thermotherapy (hyperthermia) and chemotherapy (treatment with anticancer drugs) of tumors. Read More...

Polymer Coatings a Key Step Toward Oral Delivery of Protein-Based Drugs
28 06 13

For protein-based drugs such as insulin to be taken orally rather than injected, bioengineers need to find a way to shuttle them safely through the stomach to the small intestine where they can be absorbed and distributed by the bloodstream. Read More...

Research shows promise of new device to detect disease with drop of blood
25 06 13

An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood. Read More...

EU launches Nanomedicine Award for the best international nanomedicine innovation
17 06 13

The European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN) and the EU-funded consortium, Nanomed2020, have launched the first ever Nanomedicine Award to honor the best international nanomedicine innovation for 2013. Read More...

Nanotechnology helps track and improve drug action in pancreatic cancer
12 06 13

UK and Australian scientists have been able to show ways in which we can markedly improve drug targeting of solid tumours, using tiny 'biosensors' along with new advanced imaging techniques. Read More...

Evaluation of magnetic nanoparticle samples made from biocompatible
05 06 13

Evaluation of magnetic nanoparticle samples made from biocompatible ferucarbotran by time-correlation magnetic particle imaging reconstruction method Read More...

New method of mass producing high quality DNA molecules
03 06 13

A new method of manufacturing short, single-stranded DNA molecules can solve many of the problems associated with current production methods. The new method, which is described in the scientific periodical Nature Methods Read More...

Shape shifting nanoparticles flip from sphere to net in response to tumor signal
30 05 13

Tiny spherical particles float easily through the bloodstream after injection, then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue Read More...

Molecular robots can help researchers build more targeted therapeutics
29 07 13

Many drugs such as agents for cancer or autoimmune diseases have nasty side effects because while they kill disease-causing cells, they also affect healthy cells. Read More...

Nano capsules deliver huge results
15 07 13

University of Melbourne researchers have developed an efficient system to coat tiny objects, such as bacterial cells, with thin films that assemble themselves which could have important implications for drug delivery as well as biomedical and environmental applications. Read More...

Nanoparticles made to order - inside and out
02 07 13

New research enables high-speed customization of novel nanoparticles for drug delivery and other uses. Read More...

Ingestion of nanoparticles at typical environmental levels unlikely to cause overt toxicity
28 06 13

Ingestion of commonly encountered nanoparticles at typical environmental levels is unlikely to cause overt toxicity, according to US researchers. Read More...

Printing artificial bone
18 06 13

Researchers develop method to design synthetic materials and quickly turn the design into reality using computer optimization and 3-D printing. Read More...

Melanoma detected In skin odor
14 06 13

According to new research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions, odours from human skin cells can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Read More...

Neutrons reveal potential dangers of gold nanoparticles
08 06 13

High concentrations of positively charged gold flakes shown to penetrate deep into the cell's outer wall destroying it, whilst negatively charged particles can stabilise the membrane Read More...

NSF CAREER Award to help create metal nanoparticle based biosensors
04 06 13

Biomedical sensors using metal nano particles hold great promise for the early detection of disease. But the current class of sensors has little or no shelf life, and creating and using them is expensive. Read More...

Magic bullet nanomedicine developed for acute lung injury
31 05 13

Researchers have devised a ‘magic bullet’ nanomedicine which could become the first effective treatment for Acute Lung Injury or ALI, a condition affecting 20 per cent of all patients in intensive care Read More...

Nanomedicines impact on patients under the microscope
30 05 13

A pioneering imaging technique to track the effects of next-generation nano-medicines on patients has now been harnessed Read More...

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