Cancer is often a devastating condition where cells in a specific part of the body proliferate uncontrollably, resulting in tumors with the potential to spread to other parts of the … Continue Reading Study heralds a new era for gas nanomedicine in cancer.
Endometriosis is a condition affecting females where tissue similar to the innermost layer of the womb, known as the endometrium, proliferates outside of the uterus causing painful lesions. Endometriosis usually … Continue Reading Researchers develop nanotechnology to treat endometriosis.
Atherosclerosis is a cardiac-based disease where plaque builds up inside the body’s arteries, the blood vessels responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood to the heart and other organs of the body. … Continue Reading Nanoparticle eats plaques responsible for heart attacks.
Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria adapt in response to the use of these medicines and become immune to their mode … Continue Reading Deadly superbugs killed by molecular drills.
Vision is essential for humans, with mammals able to detect visible light between 400 and 700 nm on the electromagnetic spectrum. In mammalian photoreceptor cells, light-absorbing pigments, consisting of opsins … Continue Reading Augmented injection gives mammals night vision.
In mobile health, the next desirable evolution in this discipline is a wearable capable of monitoring the health of a person through the exchange of information via the internet without … Continue Reading Nextgen wearable can measure single molecules from a nanolitre of blood.
Nanorobotics is the development of machines or robots whose components are on the scale of the nanometre. Theoretical discussions involving nanobots cover specific design issues such as sensing, power communication, … Continue Reading Electronic cell-sized nanobots can sense their environment, store data.
Sepsis is the overreaction of the body’s immune system to infection capable of causing tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis-causing bacteria secrete toxic molecules known as endotoxins which trigger immune … Continue Reading Engineered macrophage nanosponges could keep sepsis in check.
Biofilms are where bacteria join together on a surface and start to form a protective matrix around their group, examples include dental plaque, a slimy biofilm of bacteria forming on … Continue Reading Magnetized bacteriophages successfully punch through biofilms to reach targets.
Thrombosis occurs when blood clots disrupt the normal flow of blood in the body, which can cause severe health problems such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack or stroke. Current treatments … Continue Reading Smart patch successfully monitors blood to release blood thinners as needed in animal model.
Previous studies show that traditional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy have major side affects. This is because they affect both cancer tumours and healthy parts of the body. Now, … Continue Reading Study shows that gentle, highly-targeted cancer treatment using nanoparticles and lasers works.
Scientists have many tools at their disposal for looking at preserved tissue under a microscope in incredible detail, or peering into the living body at lower resolution. What they haven’t … Continue Reading Researchers develop first technique for viewing cells and tissues in 3D under the skin.
Being able to detect early on whether a cancer therapy is working proffers obvious benefits for therapy-outcomes whilst influencing the course of treatment and improving the quality of life for … Continue Reading Novel ‘reporter’ nanoparticle reveals cancer treatment effectiveness in real-time.
Synthetic biology uses natural molecules and assembles them into a system that acts unnaturally. The ability to control the transfer of molecules through cellular membranes is an important function in … Continue Reading New ‘nanoneedles’ puncture cell membrane to release payload on command.
Expanded use of engineered nanoparticles in consumer products and drug delivery increases the potential for environmental release, overexposure or unintended biological exposure. As a result, extraction techniques with integrated measurement … Continue Reading New technique can remove nanoparticles unaltered from blood with ease.
There is tremendous interest in mapping all the neuron connections in the human brain with the ultimate goal to better understand how the billions of neurons in the brain communicate … Continue Reading Nanoparticles used to track the action potential of a single neuron for the first time.