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BNL | Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) | Tiny Nanocubes Help Scientists Tell Left from Right

BNL | Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) | Tiny Nanocubes Help Scientists Tell Left from Right | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Ohio University has developed a new, simpler way to discern molecular handedness, known as chirality, which could improve drug development, optical sensors...
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In chemical reactions, left and right can make a big difference. A "left-handed" molecule of a particular chemical composition could be an effective drug, while its mirror-image "right-handed" counterpart could be completely inactive. That's because, in biology, "left" and "right" molecular designs are crucial: Living organisms are made only from left-handed amino acids. So telling the two apart is important—but difficult.

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Injectable Oxygen Keeps People Alive Without Breathing - PSFK

Injectable Oxygen Keeps People Alive Without Breathing - PSFK | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Scientists have made a breakthrough could save patient's lives and open up the possibilities for underwater exploration.
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A team at Boston Children’s Hospital have invented a micro-particle that can be injected into your bloodstream to oxygenate your blood – without any help being required from your lungs.

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Nanotechnology could help fight diabetes: Injectable nanogel can monitor blood-sugar levels, secrete insulin when needed

Nanotechnology could help fight diabetes: Injectable nanogel can monitor blood-sugar levels, secrete insulin when needed | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Injectable nanoparticles developed at MIT may someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin.
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"Insulin really works, but the problem is people don't always get the right amount of it. With this system of extended release, the amount of drug secreted is proportional to the needs of the body"

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Is A Handheld Spit Test For Diabetes On The Horizon?

Is A Handheld Spit Test For Diabetes On The Horizon? | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Engineers have come up with a way to use nanotechnology to measure sugar levels in saliva.
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Engeneers use nanotechnology to mesure sugar levels in saliva.

Over 300 millions individuals across the globe have type 2 diabetes.

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