The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally … Continue Reading First report of world’s first implantable chip capable of measuring metabolites and drugs in real-time.
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by … Continue Reading Study shows nanosponge cleans up MRSA infections without the use of antibiotics.
Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have discovered a new strategy to fight cancer, which is very different from those described to date. Their work shows for … Continue Reading Researchers have successfully ‘uncapped’ telomeres in animal lung cancer model.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina have used exosomes, tiny bubbles of protein and fat produced naturally by cells, to bypass the body’s defenses and deliver a potent antioxidant … Continue Reading Researchers utilize natural exosomes to deliver Parkinson’s treatment directly to brain.
A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current … Continue Reading Study finds $1 test using gold nanoparticles outperforms PSA screen for prostate cancer.
Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act … Continue Reading Revolutionary micronpump is 20 times thinner than a hair, delivers drugs to exact location in the brain.
Seeking a way to stimulate antitumour responses via the immune system researchers from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth have identified the precise temperature that results in a distinct … Continue Reading Researchers use nanoparticles at specific temperature to stimulate antitumour response.
A research team showed that a nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack, … Continue Reading Nanotechnology successfully used to halt atherosclerotic plaque growth in animal model.
Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, state researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost … Continue Reading Radio-controlled nanobots open the blood-brain barrier just the right amount in murine studies.
In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X-Ray diffraction. … Continue Reading Researchers image and count nucleosomes in the human genome for the first time ever.
Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article … Continue Reading Swallowable gas capsule could be used to measure intestinal gas to diagnose disease.
There are about 48,000 corneal transplants done each year in the U.S., compared to approximately 16,000 kidney transplants and 2,100 heart transplants. Out of the 48,000 corneal transplants done, 10 … Continue Reading Once-a-week nanoparticle injection successfully prevents corneal transplant rejection in animal study.
A pilot study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed that it is possible to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to image … Continue Reading Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.
Nanometer-sized drones that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, if an animal … Continue Reading Nanobot ‘drones’ successfully target atherosclerosis in animal model.
Injectable nanoparticles that could protect an injured person from further damage due to oxidative stress have proven to be astoundingly effective in tests to study their mechanism. Scientists at Rice … Continue Reading Nano-antioxidants shown to have ‘enormous’ capability to quench superoxides after traumatic injury.
Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR … Continue Reading New rapid lab-on-a-chip detects dengue antibodies from saliva.