MishMash
1.4K views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by André Michel from Interesting Innovation
Scoop.it!

Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors | MishMash | Scoop.it
Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

 

(Nanowerk News) Scientists have developed a new approach for treating a deadly brain cancer that strikes 15,000 in the United States annually and for which there is no effective long-term therapy. The researchers, from Yale and Johns Hopkins, have shown that the approach extends the lives of laboratory animals and are preparing to seek government approval for a human clinical trial.

 

“We wanted to make a system that would penetrate into the brain and deliver drugs to a greater volume of tissue,” said Mark Saltzman, a biomedical engineer at Yale and principal investigator of the research. “Drugs have to get to tumor cells in order to work, and they have to be the right drugs.



Via Gust MEES, Ajan Reginald
more...
Rescooped by André Michel from 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)...
Scoop.it!

The Nanodoctor Will See You: Tiny Particles May Help Fight Disease

The Nanodoctor Will See You: Tiny Particles May Help Fight Disease | MishMash | Scoop.it
Researchers are designing tiny particles to act as medicine.

 

The particles are coated with waterlike molecules that allow them to travel inside the body without being detected by the immune system, Farokhzad said. Their surfaces contain molecules that provide them with a "GPS" to seek out abnormal cancer cells.

 

Once they find a cancer cell, the particles stick, and like a Trojan horse, the cancer cells take them inside where they can release medicine that's toxic to the cell, Farokhzad said. [Watch the World Science Festival Live.]

 

In a study published last year in Science Translational Medicine, Farokhzad and colleagues showed that, in people, the nanoparticles delivered a much higher dose of medicine to cancer cells than to other cells in the body. Follow-up studies will test the effectiveness of the drug at treating tumors.

 


Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:00 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Nano

 

Richard Robert's comment, June 19, 2013 3:11 AM
Thanks for sharing, this is a good piece. Apart from nanoparticles, nanorobots are also on the rise in cancerology: http://www.paristechreview.com/2013/04/26/cancer-treatment/
Djami-10's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:17 AM

very interesting progress

Rescooped by André Michel from 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)...
Scoop.it!

What you need to know about nanotechnology - Videos on YouTube

What you need to know about nanotechnology - Videos on YouTube | MishMash | Scoop.it

What you need to know about nanotechnology, check them and wonder...


Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:16 PM

What you need to know about nanotechnology, check them and wonder...

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments?tag=Nano

 

Rescooped by André Michel from 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)...
Scoop.it!

Carbon nanotechnology - stronger than Kevlar, light as a tee-shirt, and cheap all over

Carbon nanotechnology - stronger than Kevlar, light as a tee-shirt, and cheap all over | MishMash | Scoop.it
Most flexible polymers are inherently flimsy. When you look at their micro-structures it's easy to see why: They look like piles of entangled spaghetti strands.

Via Gust MEES
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by André Michel from 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)...
Scoop.it!

Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors | MishMash | Scoop.it
Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

 

(Nanowerk News) Scientists have developed a new approach for treating a deadly brain cancer that strikes 15,000 in the United States annually and for which there is no effective long-term therapy. The researchers, from Yale and Johns Hopkins, have shown that the approach extends the lives of laboratory animals and are preparing to seek government approval for a human clinical trial.

 

“We wanted to make a system that would penetrate into the brain and deliver drugs to a greater volume of tissue,” said Mark Saltzman, a biomedical engineer at Yale and principal investigator of the research. “Drugs have to get to tumor cells in order to work, and they have to be the right drugs.



Via Gust MEES
more...
Rescooped by André Michel from 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)...
Scoop.it!

The Amazing Potential of Nanotechnology

The Amazing Potential of Nanotechnology | MishMash | Scoop.it

Long considered to be exclusively the product of science fiction, today some people believe nanotechnology is about to reaches its potential, and drastically change the world.

 


Via Szabolcs Kósa, michel verstrepen, Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, April 14, 2013 6:43 PM

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments?tag=Nano

 

gawlab's curator insight, April 14, 2013 8:35 PM

Currently nanotechnology is mainly used to produce nanoparticles, or materials with very specific properties.  In the video http://youtu.be/mEH6tDLKcVU ;

the superhydrophobic coatings shown at the beginning are one example.  Graphene and carbon nanotubes are other nanoparticles with incredible potential in a variety of applications.

Rescooped by André Michel from 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)...
Scoop.it!

Nouvel espoir en matière de thérapie contre le cancer

Nouvel espoir en matière de thérapie contre le cancer | MishMash | Scoop.it
Un étudiant de 16 ans de Calgary au Canada a reçu mardi un prix pour ses recherches sur une thérapie utilisant des nano-particules d'or qui, injectées à un cancéreux et chauffées, tuent les cellules malades, a annoncé le laboratoire français...

Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, April 10, 2013 7:51 AM

 

L'un des problèmes réduisant l'efficacité de la photothermie dans la lutte contre les tumeurs est la défense de ces dernières, qui produisent des «protéines du stress» pour se protéger contre la chaleur.