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Research breakthrough selectively represses the immune system | Science Codex

In a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed innovative technology to selectively inhibit the part of the immune system responsible for attacking myelin—the insulating material that encases nerve fibers and facilitates electrical communication between brain cells.

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NanoMedRev Blog: Nanobioethics and Nanoethics

NanoMedRev Blog: Nanobioethics and Nanoethics | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
All debates on Nanobioethics and Nanoethics must have the level of excellence (and not just part of them).
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Breakthrough: First Signals from Nanowire Implants in Living Brain

Breakthrough: First Signals from Nanowire Implants in Living Brain | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Swedish researchers can now read signals from ultrathin electrodes implanted in a living brain. If supported by funds from President Obama’s brain study, the nanotechnology may lead to major developments in treating neural conditions.
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Swedish researchers can now read signals from ultrathin electrodes implanted in a living brain. If supported by funds from President Obama’s brain study, the nanotechnology may lead to major developments in treating neural conditions.

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Cientistas inventam pílula para eliminar o álcool do corpo

Cientistas inventam pílula para eliminar o álcool do corpo | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Pesquisadores de universidade norte-americana trabalham em medicamento capaz de reduzir os níveis de álcool no corpo em poucas horas. Pílula também promete evitar a ressaca
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Pesquisadores da Universidade da Califórnia, nos Estados Unidos, estão experimentando novo medicamento que permitiria eliminar o álcool do corpo em poucas horas. A pílula, divulgada na revista Nature Nanotechnology, já conseguiu resultados positivos em ratos de laboratório.

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Nanotechnology against pollen allergy

Nanotechnology against pollen allergy | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now been able to identify the grass pollen molecule, against which the allergic response of hay fever in children is initiated.
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Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now been able to identify the grass pollen molecule, against which the allergic response of hay fever in children is initiated. In addition, it was shown that the first individual antibodies generated in children against individual pollen molecules can be identified even before the initial symptoms of a pollen allergy are developed.

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Nanoscale capsule kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells | KurzweilAI

Nanoscale capsule kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells | KurzweilAI | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
A diagram of the synthesis of degradable nanocapsules into cell nuclei to induce apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells. The nanocapsules degrade
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A degradable nanoscale shell to carry proteins to cancer cells and stunt the growth of tumors without damaging healthy cells has been developed by a team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Kala Pharmaceuticals Receives Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Grant - MarketWatch (press release)

Kala Pharmaceuticals Receives Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Grant MarketWatch (press release) Using the company's proprietary technology platform, Kala's Mucosal-Penetrating Products (MPPs) have the unique ability to rapidly and uniformly coat and...
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Kala was founded by leaders in the fields of nanomedicine and biopharmaceutical engineering, Dr. Justin Hanes of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr. Colin Gardner formerly of TransForm Pharmaceuticals/Johnson & Johnson and Merck.

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Nanoporous Carbon Materials Raise Chances of Surviving Sepsis

Nanoporous Carbon Materials Raise Chances of Surviving Sepsis | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
The new materials improve filtration of the deadly cytokines that cause sepsis.
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For highly efficient removal of cytokines from the blood, it is imperative to design the best possible filtration materials, and carbon materials are prime candidates for this task due to their compatibility with blood plasma. Only highly tunable nanoporous materials can be manipulated to match the pore size to the cytokine molecule size and to obtain optimized adsorption performance.

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Contipro Biotech Presents Novel Device for Nanofiber Production at Nano Tech 2013

Contipro Biotech Presents Novel Device for Nanofiber Production at Nano Tech 2013 | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
The gates of the exhibition Nano Tech 2013 in Tokyo are wide open.
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The gates of the exhibition Nano Tech 2013 in Tokyo are wide open. One of the exhibitors, representing nanotechnology innovations from the Czech Republic, is Contipro Biotech, which is presenting the world premiere of its new device for the production of nanofibers, called 4SPIN®. The device is intended for the production of nanofibers suitable for use both in industry and medicine.
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Switched Crumpling of Graphene Could Lead to Nano-Muscles - Science World Report

Switched Crumpling of Graphene Could Lead to Nano-Muscles - Science World Report | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Science World Report Switched Crumpling of Graphene Could Lead to Nano-Muscles Science World Report To achieve this, the Duke engineers layered the graphene with different polymer films to make a "soft" material that can act like muscle tissues by...
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One property of graphene, an atom-thick lattice of carbon, is that it easily "crumples", just like paper. This is usually a disadvantage, as long as a flat sheet is desired. But it can also be turned in a very useful mechanism, if it can be switched on and off to act as a nano-scale muscle, just like Duke engineer Xuanhe Zhao, assistant professor in Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, managed to demonstrate now.

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Professors Ali Khademhosseini and Hua Zhang win 2012 Small Young Innovator Awards

Professors Ali Khademhosseini and Hua Zhang win 2012 Small Young Innovator Awards | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Awards were presented at the Small Science Symposium: Frontiers in Nanomedicine, held 10 – 12 December 2012 in Singapore.
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The “Small Young Innovator Awards” were presented to Professor Ali Khademhosseini and Professor Hua Zhang during the recent “Small Science Symposium: Frontiers in Nanomedicine” held in Singapore from 10 – 12 December 2012. Both of them presented their prize lectures to 300 delegates during the symposium.

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Road to cancer cure may be paved with gold

Road to cancer cure may be paved with gold | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
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A team at Northwestern University has killed cancerous lymphoma cells by feeding them gold nanoparticles that mimic a type of cholesterol called high-density lipoprotein.

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BIONOVA introduces a New Generation of The Neck Cream

BIONOVA introduces a New Generation of The Neck Cream | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
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Life Science Nanotechnology in Action BIONOVA's Neck product is powerful and effective product for this particular area. Due to the nano-quantities nature of ingredients, the product softly and gently repairs broken links not interfering with body's natural processes. It is important to mention that product's biological active substances are replica of substances found in a human body. What is more, BIONOVA offers different Neck products for Men and Women, for Mothers' and Daughters'! The magic of Life Science Nanotechnology allows the level of customization never possible before.

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The Evaluation of Nanomaterials for Theranostics Applications

The Evaluation of Nanomaterials for Theranostics Applications | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Theranostics is a combination of diagnostics and therapeutics. To advance theranostics, validating the attributes of nanomaterials utilized in the delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic agents is important.
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Theranostics is a combination of diagnostics and therapeutics. To advance theranostics, validating the attributes of nanomaterials utilized in the delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic agents is important. Assessing the attributes of nanomaterials reduces the risk of potential consequences. With its capability of engineered nanomaterial analysis, RJ Lee Group helps customers to check whether their nanomaterials meet specifications.

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ASU scientists develop innovative twists to DNA nanotechnology - ElectroIQ

ASU scientists develop innovative twists to DNA nanotechnology - ElectroIQ | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
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In a new discovery that represents a major step in solving a critical design challenge, Arizona State University Professor Hao Yan has led a research team to produce a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D structures that push the boundaries of the burgeoning field of DNA nanotechnology.

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The Impact Of Cloud Computing On FDA's Regulation Of Medical Products - Food, Drugs, Healthcare and Life Sciences - United States

20 Feb 2013 - United States - Food, Drugs, Healthcare and Life Sciences - The Impact Of Cloud Computing On FDA's Regulation Of Medical Products - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton - A discussion on the the legal and regulatory aspects of cloud...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), which regulates the vast majority of medical products sold in the U.S., generally applies its existing regulatory scheme when facing new technologies like cloud computing. This is typified by FDA's approach to nanotechnology that was developed in the last decade.

Cloud computing presents several challenges to FDA's application of its existing regulatory scheme. For one, FDA, as a regulatory agency, has responsibility over medical products shipped in interstate commerce (specifically drugs, medical devices, and biologics), but lacks authority over the services provided by healthcare practitioners (i.e. "the practice of medicine"). Cloud computing involves the delivery of computing as a service rather than as a product, which complicates the analysis of how a cloud computing solution would be regulated by FDA.

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Click Nucleic Acid Ligation: Applications in Biology and Nanotechnology

Click Nucleic Acid Ligation: Applications in Biology and Nanotechnology | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
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Click chemistry on nucleic acids is clean, efficient, tolerant of most other functional groups, and compatible with large scale synthesis. Very long DNA and RNA strands have already been synthesized using this methodology, and the limits have not yet been fully explored. Careful design has given rise to a biocompatible triazole linkage that is treated as normal by DNA and RNA polymerases, and a gene containing triazole linkages has been shown to function in E. coli. These surprising results could lead to important future applications in biology and nanotechnology. For example, one could contemplate the use of click DNA ligation for the assembly of synthetic genes on a large scale; for site-specific incorporation of unusual base or sugar modifications (e.g., mutation hot spots, epigenetic modifications) to study DNA replication, repair, and gene regulation, or to incorporate chemical modifications such as fluorescent dyes for in vivo imaging.

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Ribosome structure determined to near-atomic resolution by cryo-EM | MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Ribosome structure determined to near-atomic resolution by cryo-EM | MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
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Determining the structure of proteins and other biomolecules at the atomic level is central to understanding many aspects of biology. X-ray crystallography is the best known technique for structural biology but, as its name suggests, it only works with samples that can be crystallized. Electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) can be used to determine atomic structures of biomolecules that cannot be crystallized, but until now achieving high-resolution cryo-EM structures has been difficult.

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Gandhigiri against cancer

Gandhigiri against cancer | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Tumour cells, persuaded to go dormant, open a promising, new front in the battle against cancer
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Some deploy gold, polymer or magnetic nanoparticles to ferry anti-cancer drugs to the heart of diseased cells. Others use nanoparticles to literally explode cancerous cells. A few adopt a Trojan-horse approach, infusing nanoparticles with special molecules that degrade the ability of cancer cells to defeat the immune system.

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Creating Nanostructures with Embedded Live Cells Using Laser Technology

Creating Nanostructures with Embedded Live Cells Using Laser Technology | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Using Laser Technology, Aleksandr Ovsianikov from the Vienna University of Technology wants to create microstructures with embedded living cells. This project will be funded by an ERC Starting Grant.
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The behavior of cells strongly depends on their environment. If they are to be researched and manipulated, it is crucial to embed them in suitable surroundings. Aleksandr Ovsianikov is developing a laser system, which allows living cells to be incorporated into intricate taylor-made structures, similar to biological tissue, in which cells are surrounded by the extracellular matrix. This technology is particularly important for artificially growing biotissue, for finding new drugs or for stem cell research.

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Nanotechnology centre to open at UoB

Nanotechnology centre to open at UoB | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
A new nanotechnology centre at Bahrain University will soon be up and running, the facilities of which will be used to research new ways to treat cancer.
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A new nanotechnology centre at Bahrain University will soon be up and running, the facilities of which will be used to research new ways to treat cancer.

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Nanoparticles that look, act like cells

Nanoparticles that look, act like cells | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it

By cloaking nanoparticles in the membranes of white blood cells, scientists at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute may have found a way to prevent the body from recognizing and destroying them before they deliver their drug payloads. 


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Introduction to Tissue Engineering; Nanotechnology applications

Introduction to Tissue Engineering; Nanotechnology applications | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Author, editor; Tilda Barliya PhD Tissue Engineering is an emerging multidisciplinary field involving biology, medicine, and engineering that is likely to revolutionize the ways we improve the heal...
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Nanotechnological tools for tissue engineering may help design advanced nanocomposite scaffolds that can better mimic the ECM and eventually assemble more complex and larger functional tissues.

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FEI Announces Tecnai Arctica Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) for Structural Biology Research

FEI Announces Tecnai Arctica Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) for Structural Biology Research | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
A totally free access materials knowledge base and news service for the engineering, design and materials community worldwide. Content includes the whole materials spectrum of Metals, Ceramics, Polymers and Composites.
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FEI today announced the availability of its Tecnai Arctica™ transmission electron microscope (TEM) for structural biology research. The Tecnai Arctica incorporates sophisticated automation, pioneered on FEI’s flagship Titan Krios™ TEM, to elucidate the three-dimensional (3D) structure of biological macromolecules and molecular complexes.

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Dow, DowAksa, RUSANO, HCC to make carbon fiber in Russia : CompositesWorld

The four firms have signed a memorandum of intent to develop a strategy to launch production of carbon fiber intermediates, composites materials and solutions in Russia.
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The four firms have signed a memorandum of intent to develop a strategy to launch production of carbon fiber intermediates, composites materials and solutions in Russia.

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BioNanoMed 2013 - Nanotechnology enables Personalized Medicine

BioNanoMed 2013 - Nanotechnology enables Personalized Medicine | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
BioNanoMed 2013 Congress on Life Sciences, Biotechnology - Austria
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BioNanoMed 2013 - Nanotechnology enables Personalized Medicine

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Nanotechnology Enables Personalized Medicine

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NANOBIOTIX : and the CLARA, partners of ETPN for the organization of the Nano World Cancer Day | 4-Traders

NANOBIOTIX : and the CLARA, partners of ETPN for the organization of the Nano World Cancer Day | 4-Traders | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Nanobiotix and the CLARA, partners of ETPN for the organization of the Nano World Cancer Day


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