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3D scaffolds a new tool to fight cancer

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Porous polymer scaffolds fabricated to support the growth of biological tissue for implantation may hold the potential to greatly accelerate the development of cancer therapeutics.Read more about 3D scaffolds a new tool to fight cancerComments...
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Bionic pancreas may revolutionize diabetes treatment

Bionic pancreas may revolutionize diabetes treatment | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Scientists have made big progress on a "bionic pancreas" to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and automatically giving insulin or a sugar-boosting drug as needed, doctors say.
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Cancer Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols (Methods in ...

Cancer Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols (Methods in ... | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Authoritative and cutting-edge, Cancer Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols integrates cancer biology, clinical oncology, molecular cancer imaging, materials science and chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, ...
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Researcher Turns Sights on Prostate Cancer, Tissue Engineering, and Blood ... - Nanotechnology News (press release)

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New Artificial Heart to Be Tested | MIT Technology Review

New Artificial Heart to Be Tested | MIT Technology Review | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
A French company is preparing to test a complex artificial heart that combines biology with machinery.
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Using clay to grow bone: Researchers use synthetic silicate to stimulate stem cells into bone cells

Using clay to grow bone: Researchers use synthetic silicate to stimulate stem cells into bone cells | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Medical researchers report that synthetic silicate nanoplatelets (also known as layered clay) can induce stem cells to become bone cells without the need of additional bone-inducing factors.
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Keeping stem cells strong: RNA molecule protects stem cells during inflammation

Keeping stem cells strong: RNA molecule protects stem cells during inflammation | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
A team of researchers led by biologists at the California Institute of Technology has found that, in mouse models, the molecule microRNA-146a acts as a critical regulator and protector of blood-forming stem cells (called hematopoietic stem cells,...
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Nanotechnology technique controls blood sugar in diabetics for days at a time - Nanowerk LLC

Nanotechnology technique controls blood sugar in diabetics for days at a time - Nanowerk LLC | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Nanowerk LLC Nanotechnology technique controls blood sugar in diabetics for days at a time Nanowerk LLC (Nanowerk News) In a promising development for diabetes treatment, researchers have developed a network of nanoscale particles that can be...
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Nanosponge Soaks up Toxins Mike Orcutt - MIT Technology Review

Nanosponge Soaks up Toxins Mike Orcutt - MIT Technology Review | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Science Codex Nanosponge Soaks up Toxins Mike Orcutt MIT Technology Review A nanoparticle wrapped in a red blood cell membrane can remove toxins from the body and could be used to fight bacterial infections, according to research published today in...
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3D scaffolds a new tool to fight cancer

3D scaffolds a new tool to fight cancer | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Porous polymer scaffolds fabricated to support the growth of biological tissue for implantation may hold the potential to greatly accelerate the development of cancer therapeutics.Read more about 3D scaffolds a new tool to fight cancerComments...
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Nanotechnology in Implantable Medical Devices - AZoNano.com

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During the last 10 years, there has been steep growth in development of devices that integrate nanomaterials or other nanotechnology.
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Nanogels offer new way to attack lupus

Nanogels offer new way to attack lupus | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Scientists at Yale University have designed and tested a drug delivery system that shows early promise for improved treatment of lupus and other chronic, uncured autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes.
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Cancer Cells Defeated by Nanotech Delivery System

Cancer Cells Defeated by Nanotech Delivery System | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
In a new application of nanotechnology to defeat cancer, a bio-degradable nanoscale shell has been developed to carry proteins to cancer cells that signal them to suicide.
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Newt Transcriptome Offers Insight into Tissue Regeneration

Newt Transcriptome Offers Insight into Tissue Regeneration | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
London, UK (Scicasts) – Scientists have identified protein families expressed during tissue regeneration in newts, providing the groundwork for research into whether particular sets of genes are used for the purpose.
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Confocal microscopy reveals cancer cells don't always win | Microscopy and Analysis

Confocal microscopy reveals cancer cells don't always win | Microscopy and Analysis | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Researchers have unveiled stunning images of mutant cancer cells mingling amongst normal cells within the intestine of a mouse, as part of research that will help scientists better understand how cancer spreads.
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Nanotechnology biosensor to detect biomarkers for Parkinson's disease

Nanotechnology biosensor to detect biomarkers for Parkinson's disease | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Recently, nanotechnology researchers have begun to work with graphene foams - three-dimensional structures of interconnected graphene sheets with extremely high conductivity.
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Study visualizes mRNA transport in test tube

Much of biomedical science—both mystifying and awe-inspiring to the lay public—depends on an unwavering focus on things that can’t be easily seen, like the inner-workings of cells, in order to determine how and why disease develops.Read more about...
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A nanotechnology diabetes 'breathalyzer' - Nanowerk

A nanotechnology diabetes 'breathalyzer' - Nanowerk | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
A nanotechnology diabetes 'breathalyzer' Nanowerk (Nanowerk News) Diabetes patients often receive their diagnosis after a series of glucose-related blood tests in hospital settings, and then have to monitor their condition daily through expensive,...
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Researchers perform fastest measurements ever made of ion channel proteins - R & D Magazine

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R & D Magazine Researchers perform fastest measurements ever made of ion channel proteins R & D Magazine A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering has used miniaturized electronics to measure the activity of individual ion-channel proteins with...
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UK / Norwegian team develop living skin equivalent testing model

UK / Norwegian team develop living skin equivalent testing model | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Epistem, a UK biotechnology company with expertise in skin biology, has teamed up with ScandiDerma, a Norwegian company specialised in developing new dermatological ingredients from biomass to develop an in vitro human living skin equivalent model...
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New approach finds RNAs involved in long-term memory

Despite decades of research, relatively little is known about the identity of RNA molecules that are transported as part of the molecular process underpinning learning and memory.Read more about New approach finds RNAs involved in long-term memoryComments...
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Team finds protein that increases inflammation, and agents that block it

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it, leading to increased survival and improved lung function...
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Probing A Binding Tunnel With AFM - Corante

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Every so often I've mentioned some of the work being done with atomic force microscopy (AFM), and how it might apply to medicinal chemistry.
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A protein ‘passport’ that helps nanoparticles get past immune system | KurzweilAI

A protein ‘passport’ that helps nanoparticles get past immune system | KurzweilAI | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
A peptide passport attached to nanoparticles tells macrophages Don't eat me (credit:: Mary Leonard, Biomedical Art & Design) The body’s immune (RT @JohnNosta: Simply wow!
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11 Emerging Scientific Fields That Everyone Should Know About - io9

11 Emerging Scientific Fields That Everyone Should Know About - io9 | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
11 Emerging Scientific Fields That Everyone Should Know About
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... our sense of smell, relies on quantum effects.
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Photo-immunotherapy boosts nanoparticle delivery to tumors

Hisataka Kobayashi and his colleagues at NCI's Center for Cancer Research employed a technique they call photo-immunotherapy, which uses an antibody linked to a light-sensitive compound or photosensitizer, to increase the leakiness of...
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