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Lisbon Networking Event

Lisbon Networking Event | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Biophysics is that branch of knowledge that applies the principles of physics and chemistry and the methods of mathematical analysis and computer modeling to understand how biological systems work
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Insituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM) 
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL)
Av. Prof. Egas Moniz (Edf Egas Moniz)
Lisbon, Portugal
February 18-20, 2013

Nanomedicine, or nanotechnology applied to medical problems, in the future, is expected to offer solutions on early diagnosis, “smart” treatments, and the triggering of self-healing mechanisms. Artificial nanostructures, such as nanoparticles and nanodevices, similar sized biological entities, can readily interact with biomolecules on both the cell surface and within the cell. Nanomedical developments range from nanoparticles for molecular diagnostics, imaging, and therapy to integrated medical nanosystems, which may perform complex repair actions at the cellular level inside the body in the future.

 

 

 

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IBM and IBN create antimicrobial hydrogels

Bacterial biofilms appearing on the skin and on medical devices and household surfaces are difficult to treat and demonstrate high resistance to antibiotics....
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Bacterial biofilms appearing on the skin and on medical devices and household surfaces are difficult to treat and demonstrate high resistance to antibiotics. Antimicrobial hydrogels developed by IBM Research and the Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology demonstrate 100% efficiency in destruction of these biofilms, with application potential for catheter and medical device coatings, implants, skin and everyday surfaces.

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Nanometer Tunnels Dug in Graphite

Nanometer Tunnels Dug in Graphite | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
The world's smallest tunnels have a width of a few nanometers only. Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Rice University, USA, have dug such tunnels into graphite samples.
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The world's smallest tunnels have a width of a few nanometers only. Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Rice University, USA, have dug such tunnels into graphite samples. This will allow structuring of the interior of materials through self-organization in the nanometer range and tailoring of nanoporous graphite for applications in medicine and battery technology. Results are now presented in the scientific journal Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2399).
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Biophysical Society Conference to Discuss Nanomedicine, Materials and Physics - AZoNano.com

Biophysical Society Conference to Discuss Nanomedicine, Materials and Physics
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The Nanomechanical Signature of Breast Cancer: When healthy breast tissue transforms into cancerous tissue, its mechanical properties also change.
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Honeybee silk-inspired materials; a deconstruction of the Ebola virus; how microbes evolve resistance to antibiotics; and a possible connection between Alzheimer’s disease and type II diabetes are just some of the intriguing topics that will be presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (BPS).
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'Quadruple helix' DNA in humans

'Quadruple helix' DNA in humans | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time and wonder if it might provide a target for the development of novel anti-cancer treatments.

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3D imaging for research in nanomedicine at McGill

McGill Dentistry Prof. Marc McKee and colleagues have been awarded $3.7 million from CFI, the Quebec Government and partners to acquire the first and only cr...
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McGill Dentistry Prof. Marc McKee and colleagues have been awarded $3.7 million from CFI, the Quebec Government and partners to acquire the first and only cryo-FIBSEM (electron microscope) in Canada. McKee explains how this new generation electron microscope maintains the integrity of samples, allowing researchers to better visualize and analyze biological processes at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. This could lead to the earlier diagnosis of disease and the creation of new implant materials for tissue repair.

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McGill Dentistry Prof. Marc McKee and colleagues have been awarded $3.7 million from CFI, the Quebec Government and partners to acquire the first and only cryo-FIBSEM (electron microscope) in Canada. McKee explains how this new generation electron microscope maintains the integrity of samples, allowing researchers to better visualize and analyze biological processes at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. This could lead to the earlier diagnosis of disease and the creation of new implant materials for tissue repair.

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McGill Dentistry Prof. Marc McKee and colleagues have been awarded $3.7 million from CFI, the Quebec Government and partners to acquire the first and only cryo-FIBSEM (electron microscope) in Canada. McKee explains how this new generation electron microscope maintains the integrity of samples, allowing researchers to better visualize and analyze biological processes at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. This could lead to the earlier diagnosis of disease and the creation of new implant materials for tissue repair.

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New Biochip Technology Uses Tiny Whirlpools to Corral Microbes | Lab Manager Magazine®

New Biochip Technology Uses Tiny Whirlpools to Corral Microbes | Lab Manager Magazine® | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge-like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size, a potential lab-on-a-chip system for medicine and research.
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Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge-like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size, a potential lab-on-a-chip system for medicine and research.

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Drugs, hair dye, pyrotechnics: inside Landa's secret innovations

Drugs, hair dye, pyrotechnics: inside Landa's secret innovations | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Benny Landa could commercialise his nanotechnology beyond print and into pharmaceuticals, green energy, pyrotechnics, LED screens – even hair dye.
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Benny Landa could commercialise his nanotechnology beyond print and into pharmaceuticals, green energy, pyrotechnics, LED screens – even hair dye.

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nanogolive

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nanogolive is a web platform dedicated to the nano-bio convergence with focus on nanomedicine and...
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What makes nanogolive unique in this scientific and technological field? Highly relevant curated content, updated daily, dedicated to highly targeted communities of audiences world wide.

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Chemistry resolves toxic concerns about carbon nanotubes | News | R&D Magazine

Safety fears about carbon nanotubes, due to their structural similarity to asbestos, have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties.
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Safety fears about carbon nanotubes, due to their structural similarity to asbestos, have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties.

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Amgen invests US $180m in cancer drug collaboration ...

Amgen invests US $180m in cancer drug collaboration ... | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
pharmaphorum. Amgen has agreed to invest up to US $180 million in a global collaboration agreement with BIND Biosciences to develop and commercialize a kinase inhibitor nanomedicine for treating a range of solid tumors ...
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Amgen has agreed to invest up to US $180 million in a global collaboration agreement with BIND Biosciences to develop and commercialize a kinase inhibitor nanomedicine for treating a range of solid tumors.

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IBM Research: Nanocircuits flex tech muscle

IBM Research: Nanocircuits flex tech muscle | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
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“For example, in healthcare, a physician could implant a self-powering flexible electronic chip comprised of many nanoscale silicon-based devices into a patient to deliver drugs, or provide analysis via something like a bluetooth signal” said Shahrjerdi.

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Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea untreatable with cefiximein hits Ontario | Health | Life | National Post

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea untreatable with cefiximein hits Ontario | Health | Life | National Post | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Gonorrhea was not treatable with the antibiotic cefiximein in about 7% of cases in a study in Toronto, a number doctors call 'relatively high'
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Canadian researchers say they have found a solution to the humble condom’s fatal flaw: nanoparticles.

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Modifications of a Nanoparticle Can Change Chemical Interactions with Cell Membranes

Modifications of a Nanoparticle Can Change Chemical Interactions with Cell Membranes | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Syracuse, NY (Scicasts) – Researchers at Syracuse University’s Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at L.C.
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Researchers at Syracuse University’s Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are studying the toxicity of commonly used nanoparticles, particles up to one million times smaller than a millimetre that could potentially penetrate and damage cell membranes.

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IBM vastly improves delivery of nanomeds that kill bacteria where antibiotics fail

IBM vastly improves delivery of nanomeds that kill bacteria where antibiotics fail | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Are you ready for the era of the nanomeds? These tiny synthetic molecules can tear bacteria cells apart.
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In 2011, IBM researchers and a research group in Singapore showed off a new kind of synthetic, biodegradable nano particle that doctors could use to attack bacteria cells that are resistant to antibiotics. Now, the same group of researchers have made the “nanomedicine” much more practical by delivering it in the form of a cream or gel that you can rub on wounds or inject into infected regions.

Call them nanomeds. They could save your life one day.

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Agilent Technologies Announces NanoMeasure Symposium at University of Warsaw

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that NanoMeasure 2013, a scientific symposium, will take place June 25-26 at the University of Warsaw in Poland.
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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that NanoMeasure 2013, a scientific symposium, will take place June 25-26 at the University of Warsaw in Poland. The two-day event, the company's third such symposium, will feature some of the world's most prestigious scientists presenting leading-edge, nanomeasurement-driven research.
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Get Ready for an Innovation Explosion

Get Ready for an Innovation Explosion | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X PRIZE Foundation, spoke at The Wall Street Journal CIO Network conference about ways of inspiring innovation.
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Self-Assembled DNA Crystals: The Impact on Resolution of 5'-Phosphates and the DNA Source

Self-Assembled DNA Crystals: The Impact on Resolution of 5'-Phosphates and the DNA Source | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it

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Ruojie Sha , Jens J. Birktoft , Nam Nguyen , Arun Richard Chandrasekaran, Jianping Zheng , Xinshuai Zhao , Chengde Mao , and Nadrian Charles Seeman

"Designed self-assembled DNA crystals consist of rigid DNA motifs that are held together by cohesive sticky-ended interactions. A prominent application of such systems is that they might be able to act as macromolecular hosts for macromolecular guests, thereby alleviating the crystallization problem of structural biology. We have recently demonstrated that it is indeed possible to design and construct such crystals and to determine their structures by X-ray diffraction procedures. To act as useful hosts that organize biological macromolecules for crystallographic purposes, maximizing the resolution of the crystals will maximize the utility of the approach. The structures reported so far have diffracted only to about 4 Å, so we have examined two factors that might have impact on the resolution. We find no difference in the resolution whether the DNA is synthetic or PCR-generated. However, we find that the presence of a phosphate on the 5' end of the strands improves the resolution of the crystals markedly."

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The woodcut Depth (pictured) by M. C. Escher reportedly inspired Nadrian Seeman to consider using three-dimensional lattices of DNA to orient hard-to-crystallize molecules. This led to the beginning of the field of DNA nanotechnology.
http://bit.ly/13LEjFV

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Ruojie Sha , Jens J. Birktoft , Nam Nguyen , Arun Richard Chandrasekaran, Jianping Zheng , Xinshuai Zhao , Chengde Mao , and Nadrian Charles Seeman

"Designed self-assembled DNA crystals consist of rigid DNA motifs that are held together by cohesive sticky-ended interactions. A prominent application of such systems is that they might be able to act as macromolecular hosts for macromolecular guests, thereby alleviating the crystallization problem of structural biology. We have recently demonstrated that it is indeed possible to design and construct such crystals and to determine their structures by X-ray diffraction procedures. To act as useful hosts that organize biological macromolecules for crystallographic purposes, maximizing the resolution of the crystals will maximize the utility of the approach. The structures reported so far have diffracted only to about 4 Å, so we have examined two factors that might have impact on the resolution. We find no difference in the resolution whether the DNA is synthetic or PCR-generated. However, we find that the presence of a phosphate on the 5' end of the strands improves the resolution of the crystals markedly."

 http://bit.ly/WMt8Wx

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The woodcut Depth (pictured) by M. C. Escher reportedly inspired Nadrian Seeman to consider using three-dimensional lattices of DNA to orient hard-to-crystallize molecules. This led to the beginning of the field of DNA nanotechnology.
http://bit.ly/13LEjFV

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Nanofiber Production Device Set to Accelerate Research into Nanofiber Applications in Medicine

Nanofiber Production Device Set to Accelerate Research into Nanofiber Applications in Medicine | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
The Czech company Contipro developed a laboratory device for producing nanofibers that promises to revolutionize research into the use of nanomaterials.
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The Czech company Contipro developed a laboratory device for producing nanofibers that promises to revolutionize research into the use of nanomaterials.

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IBM Research Team Wins Coveted Feynman Prize for Advancing Scanning Probe Microscopy

IBM Research Team Wins Coveted Feynman Prize for Advancing Scanning Probe Microscopy | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
PALO ALTO, Calif. and ZURICH, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) Researchers Gerhart Meyer, Leo...
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IBM (NYSE: IBM) Researchers Gerhart Meyer, Leo Gross and Jascha Repp (now at Regensburg University) have won the prestigious Feynman prize given by the Foresight Group, an organization that seeks to advance the study of nanotechnology.  The award was bestowed upon the group of researchers for their ground breaking work in producing detailed molecular images and deconstructing chemical bonds on individual atoms.

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Nanotechnology, Robotics and Optogenetics to Improve Treatments for Mental Illness

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) announced the latest recipients of its highly competitive NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants.
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he Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) announced the latest recipients of its highly competitive NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants. Since 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has invested close to $300 million in research projects to identify the causes, improve treatments and develop prevention strategies for mental illness.
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Nanofibers Help Peptide Drugs Burst Through Blood-Brain Barrier | Chemical & Engineering News

Nanofibers Help Peptide Drugs Burst Through Blood-Brain Barrier | Chemical & Engineering News | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
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Drug Delivery: Peptides modified with a lipid group form tightly wrapped nanofibers that can slip into the brains of mice

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Drug Delivery: Peptides modified with a lipid group form tightly wrapped nanofibers that can slip into the brains of mice

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Nano in Medical Devices - NanoKTN Announces First Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Event - Articles - Open Innovation

Nano in Medical Devices - NanoKTN Announces First Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Event - Articles - Open Innovation | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
NanoKTN Announces First Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Event http://t.co/nILrUbqg #NiMeD via @nanoktn
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Thu 24 Jan 2013 - Brunel University, London

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2nd World Congress on Ga-68, Molecular Imaging & Targeted ...

2nd World Congress on Ga-68, Molecular Imaging & Targeted ... | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
The meeting is being hosted by the Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET, Postgraduate Institute of Medical… ...
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Chandigarh, India will be the site of the 2nd World Congress on Ga-68 (Generators and Novel Radiopharmaceuticals), Molecular Imaging (PET/CT), Targeted Radionuclide Therapy and Dosimetry:  On the Way to Personalized Medicine from February 28 through March 2, 2013.

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IBM Research: Profile of a Scientist: Qing Cao

IBM Research: Profile of a Scientist: Qing Cao | NanoMedicine Revolution | Scoop.it
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Qing Cao, recently named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Science and Healthcare for his work on carbon nanotubes, has also filed 9 patent applications in his young IBM career of four years. Inspiration comes in many forms for all IBMers who have contributed to IBM’s 20 yearsof patent leadership.

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Qing Cao, recently named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Science and Healthcare for his work on carbon nanotubes, has also filed 9 patent applications in his young IBM career of four years. Inspiration comes in many forms for all IBMers who have contributed to IBM’s 20 yearsof patent leadership.