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Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments

Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
(Nanowerk News) Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine ("Remote control of the permeability of the blood–brain barrier by magnetic heating of nanoparticles: A proof of concept for brain drug delivery"). This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from elements circulating in the blood that may be toxic to the brain.


The research is important as currently 98% of therapeutic molecules are also unable to cross the blood-brain barrier.
“The barrier is temporary opened at a desired location for approximately 2 hours by a small elevation of the temperature generated by the nanoparticles when exposed to a radio-frequency field,” explained first author and co-inventor Seyed Nasrollah Tabatabaei. “Our tests revealed that this technique is not associated with any inflammation of the brain.


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(Nanowerk News) Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine ("Remote control of the permeability of the blood–brain barrier by magnetic heating of nanoparticles: A proof of concept for brain drug delivery"). This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from elements circulating in the blood that may be toxic to the brain.


The research is important as currently 98% of therapeutic molecules are also unable to cross the blood-brain barrier.
“The barrier is temporary opened at a desired location for approximately 2 hours by a small elevation of the temperature generated by the nanoparticles when exposed to a radio-frequency field,” explained first author and co-inventor Seyed Nasrollah Tabatabaei. “Our tests revealed that this technique is not associated with any inflammation of the brain.


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Delivering drugs into the brain

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Nanotechnology shows that we are able to be much more precise with our health and robotics applications. While previous iterations of this technology would result in problematic side-effects, the risk could be reduced or even entirely eliminated with this newer technology

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Neue Hoffnung in der Onkologie: Neue Immuntherapie tötet Krebszellen ab

Neue Hoffnung in der Onkologie: Neue Immuntherapie tötet Krebszellen ab | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
500.000 Menschen werden in Deutschland jährlich mit der Diagnose Krebs konfrontiert. So auch ein junger Mann aus Reutlingen. Auf die Chemotherapie, die der an Lungenkrebs erkrankte 27-Jährige anfangs bekam, sprach er nicht an. Dafür aber auf eine Behandlung, die eine Revolution in der Tumor-Therapie sein könnte. Forscher setzen auf Medikamente, die den eigenen Körper als Waffe gegen den Krebs stärken sollen.


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500.000 Menschen werden in Deutschland jährlich mit der Diagnose Krebs konfrontiert. So auch ein junger Mann aus Reutlingen. Auf die Chemotherapie, die der an Lungenkrebs erkrankte 27-Jährige anfangs bekam, sprach er nicht an. Dafür aber auf eine Behandlung, die eine Revolution in der Tumor-Therapie sein könnte. Forscher setzen auf Medikamente, die den eigenen Körper als Waffe gegen den Krebs stärken sollen.


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Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer?

Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer? | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation.


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A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation.


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Engineers create a temporary tattoo that tests blood sugar

Engineers create a temporary tattoo that tests blood sugar | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Amay Bandodkar, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, has created a flexible sensor that uses a mild electrical current to measure glucose levels in a person's body. Measuring blood sugar levels multiple times a day is vital for diabetes patients because it shows how well their body is managing their disease as well as the dose of insulin they require, if they need any at all. But because many people find needles unpleasant, they tend to avoid measuring their levels, which puts them at risk of developing serious medical complications.


The new device is painless — It contains electrodes printed on a thin tattoo paper that patients can even dispose after use. "Presently the tattoo sensor can easily survive for a day," Bandodkar said in a statement. "These are extremely inexpensive — a few cents — and hence can be replaced without much financial burden on the patient."

 

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Amay Bandodkar, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, has created a flexible sensor that uses a mild electrical current to measure glucose levels in a person's body. Measuring blood sugar levels multiple times a day is vital for diabetes patients because it shows how well their body is managing their disease as well as the dose of insulin they require, if they need any at all. But because many people find needles unpleasant, they tend to avoid measuring their levels, which puts them at risk of developing serious medical complications.


The new device is painless — It contains electrodes printed on a thin tattoo paper that patients can even dispose after use. "Presently the tattoo sensor can easily survive for a day," Bandodkar said in a statement. "These are extremely inexpensive — a few cents — and hence can be replaced without much financial burden on the patient."

 

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Finally!  A way to test your  blood sugar without the needle!  This is quite a breakthrough.

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Soft brain implant helps paralyzed rats walk again

Soft brain implant helps paralyzed rats walk again | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Scientists have made a soft, flexible electrical implant that mimics the elasticity of the brain and spine's protective tissue.
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Scientists have made a soft, flexible electrical implant that mimics the elasticity of the brain and spine's protective tissue.


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New Technology for the Blood Service - YouTube

In a world-first study, the Australian Red Cross Blood service is conducting research into the use of leading-edge technology to visualise blood donors’ veins during blood donation. For more information on this trial: http://bit.ly/ZIwGBO

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In a world-first study, the Australian Red Cross Blood service is conducting research into the use of leading-edge technology to visualise blood donors’ veins during blood donation. For more information on this trial: http://bit.ly/ZIwGBO


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Study reveals optimal particle size for anticancer nanomedicines

Study reveals optimal particle size for anticancer nanomedicines | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Nanomedicines consisting of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to specific tissues and cells offer new solutions for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Understanding the interdependency of physiochemical properties of nanomedicines, in correlation to their biological responses and functions, is crucial for their further development of as cancer-fighters.


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Nanomedicines consisting of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to specific tissues and cells offer new solutions for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Understanding the interdependency of physiochemical properties of nanomedicines, in correlation to their biological responses and functions, is crucial for their further development of as cancer-fighters.


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Fortschritte bei der Früherkennung von Darmkrebs | Luxembourg | Cancer

Fortschritte bei der Früherkennung von Darmkrebs | Luxembourg | Cancer | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Luxemburgische Forscher und Ärzte haben 2 vielversprechende Proteine für Früherkennungstests beim Darmkrebs identifiziert.




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Luxemburgische Forscher und Ärzte haben 2 vielversprechende Proteine für Früherkennungstests beim Darmkrebs identifiziert.


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Une clé du système immunitaire vient d'être découverte

Une clé du système immunitaire vient d'être découverte | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs ont découvert un processus important dans le développement du système immunitaire : la glycosylation des récepteurs des thymocytes, les futurs lymphocytes T. Ce serait une étape...
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Des chercheurs ont découvert un processus important dans le développement du système immunitaire : la glycosylation des récepteurs des thymocytes, les futurs lymphocytes T. Ce serait une étape...


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Proton Therapy: Precision vs. Profits | DiscoverMagazine.com

Proton Therapy: Precision vs. Profits | DiscoverMagazine.com | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Proton beam therapy can save some cancer patients — just not always the ones medical centers market it to.


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Proton beam therapy can save some cancer patients — just not always the ones medical centers market it to.


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3D Printed Knees Implanted Into Humans and Cats, 3-4 Million Estimated Annual Human Implants by 2030

3D Printed Knees Implanted Into Humans and Cats, 3-4 Million Estimated Annual Human Implants by 2030 | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

The 3D printed knees have many advantages over the traditional replacements. Dr. Buch, an orthopedic surgeon at the Dallas Limb Restoration Center, describes the primary benefit of such customized knees:

“It matches their anatomy and the bone you are taking off is much less than it would have been with the standard knee replacement.”

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En bref : la polyarthrite rhumatoïde guérie chez la souris ?

En bref : la polyarthrite rhumatoïde guérie chez la souris ? | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Des chercheurs de l’École polytechnique fédérale de Zurich (EPFZ) ont réussi à guérir la polyarthrite chez des souris. Selon un communiqué publié jeudi, ils prévoient de tester cette nouvelle thérapie sur l’Homme.

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Des chercheurs de l’École polytechnique fédérale de Zurich (EPFZ) ont réussi à guérir la polyarthrite chez des souris. Selon un communiqué publié jeudi, ils prévoient de tester cette nouvelle thérapie sur l’Homme.


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These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried

These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Iltifat Husain has seen an awful lot of sickness and injury during his time as an emergency room doctor, but lately, he’s worried about something new. He’s worried about the ill effects of mobile healthcare apps. There are hundreds of medically themed apps in Apple’s App Store and Google Play, and by most accounts, they’ve…


Now that the FDA is investigating, it will most likely work with app makers to ensure that they post adequate warnings on their unproven software. When products like these are intended to measure vital signs, they need to first be cleared by the FDA before they can be sold in the U.S., says Christopher Rush, a former FDA investigator who is now president of FDA Quality and Regulatory Consultants. And with these “recreational” medical apps, the FDA is going to take steps to ensure that consumers aren’t misled into using them for medical advice. “They’re going to ask the software developers to stop selling it until they get those warnings in place,” he says. If that doesn’t work, the FDA will most likely go straight to Apple and Google and ask them to pull the apps.


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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:52 PM

Just because there's an "app for that" doesn't mean health apps measuring your blood pressure are accurate.

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NHS hospitals to trial breathalyser that can detect early stage lung cancer

NHS hospitals to trial breathalyser that can detect early stage lung cancer | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
A £1m clinical trial will see two hospitals receive the breathalyser this summer.


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A £1m clinical trial will see two hospitals receive the breathalyser this summer.


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eSight creates electronic glasses that enable the legally blind to actually see

eSight creates electronic glasses that enable the legally blind to actually see | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
eSight creates electronic glasses that enable the legally blind to actually see.
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eSight creates electronic glasses that enable the legally blind to actually see.


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Un timbre épidermique pourrait simplifier la vie des diabétiques

Un timbre épidermique pourrait simplifier la vie des diabétiques | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Un timbre épidermique pourrait simplifier la vie des diabétiques

Des ingénieurs de l’université de Californie, spécialisés en nanotechnologie, ont mis au point un timbre épidermique capable de mesurer le taux de glucose dans l’organisme. Encore au stade du prototype, ce dispositif pourrait, à terme, éviter aux personnes atteintes de diabète d’avoir recours à des tests sanguins quotidiens.

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Un timbre épidermique pourrait simplifier la vie des diabétiques

Des ingénieurs de l’université de Californie, spécialisés en nanotechnologie, ont mis au point un timbre épidermique capable de mesurer le taux de glucose dans l’organisme. Encore au stade du prototype, ce dispositif pourrait, à terme, éviter aux personnes atteintes de diabète d’avoir recours à des tests sanguins quotidiens.

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Gorgeous and creepy GIFs of guts, brains and bones from GE’s new body scanner

Gorgeous and creepy GIFs of guts, brains and bones from GE’s new body scanner | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
General Electric's new high-resolution CT scanner gives us a close-up look at our insides.
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The Doctor Will See Through You Now

The Doctor Will See Through You Now | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
RealView Imaging Ltd., an Israel-based company that develops a 3D holographic display and interface system for use in medical procedures, has recently completed a $10 million investment round led by Chinese firm LongTec China Ventures.

The company’s technology enables doctors to view a real-time 3D hologram of a patient’s anatomy “floating in the air” and interact with it either by stylus or with their hands.
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RealView Imaging Ltd., an Israel-based company that develops a 3D holographic display and interface system for use in medical procedures, has recently completed a $10 million investment round led by Chinese firm LongTec China Ventures.

The company’s technology enables doctors to view a real-time 3D hologram of a patient’s anatomy “floating in the air” and interact with it either by stylus or with their hands.


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Australian Doctors Save Cancer Patient’s Leg From Amputation With 3D Printed Heel Bone

Australian Doctors Save Cancer Patient’s Leg From Amputation With 3D Printed Heel Bone | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

So if one hand washes the other, a 3D printed titanium replica of one foot saves the other. How does that grab you? Len Chandler, 71, of Australia, may have been...


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So if one hand washes the other, a 3D printed titanium replica of one foot saves the other. How does that grab you? Len Chandler, 71, of Australia, may have been...


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Cancer Can Be Detected By Drinking Yoghurt Laced With Synthetic Molecules - MIT Study

Cancer Can Be Detected By Drinking Yoghurt Laced With Synthetic Molecules - MIT Study | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Synthetic molecules act as biomarkers to detect cancer cells, finds study.


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Synthetic molecules act as biomarkers to detect cancer cells, finds study.


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En vidéo : découvrez votre second cerveau, dans le ventre

En vidéo : découvrez votre second cerveau, dans le ventre | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Présenté au festival Pariscience, ce documentaire explore un monde méconnu : le tube digestif. Les millions de neurones qui y travaillent le font qualifier de « deuxième cerveau », intimement...
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Présenté au festival Pariscience, ce documentaire explore un monde méconnu : le tube digestif. Les millions de neurones qui y travaillent le font qualifier de « deuxième cerveau », intimement...


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DHL To Launch 'Parcelcopter' Medicine Drone Delivery Service to Remote German Island

DHL To Launch 'Parcelcopter' Medicine Drone Delivery Service to Remote German Island | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Deutsche Post has begun a research trial to deliver medication from Norddeich to Juist.
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Surgeons replace a 12-year-old's cancerous vertebra with a 3D-printed implant

Surgeons replace a 12-year-old's cancerous vertebra with a 3D-printed implant | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
The latest surgery brought to you by the seemingly endless possibilities of 3D-printing comes at the hands of doctors at China's Peking University Third Hos...


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Nicotine, the Wonder Drug?

Nicotine, the Wonder Drug? | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
This notorious stimulant may enhance learning and help treat Parkinson's, schizophrenia and other neurological diseases.
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This notorious stimulant may enhance learning and help treat Parkinson's, schizophrenia and other neurological diseases. 


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Bert Vogelstein’s Liquid Biopsy Blood Test for DNA Could Stop Cancer | MIT Technology Review

Bert Vogelstein’s Liquid Biopsy Blood Test for DNA Could Stop Cancer | MIT Technology Review | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
He watched his brother die from a cancer that no drug could cure. Now one of the world’s most renowned cancer researchers says it’s time for Plan B.


Now imagine you could see these mutations—see cancer itself—in a vial of blood. Nearly every type of cancer sheds DNA into the bloodstream, and Vogelstein’s laboratory at Johns ­Hopkins has developed a technique, called a “liquid biopsy,” that can find the telltale genetic material.


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Now imagine you could see these mutations—see cancer itself—in a vial of blood. Nearly every type of cancer sheds DNA into the bloodstream, and Vogelstein’s laboratory at Johns ­Hopkins has developed a technique, called a “liquid biopsy,” that can find the telltale genetic material.


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