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Liquid metal "Nano-Terminators" could signal judgement day for cancer

Liquid metal "Nano-Terminators" could signal judgement day for cancer | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
North Carolina State University researchers have designed liquid metal particles they describe as "Nano-Terminators", which latch onto cancer cells to more effectively deliver drugs that kill them off.
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Interaction of carbon nanotubes and the blood-brain barrier

Interaction of carbon nanotubes and the blood-brain barrier | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
A paper published in Biomaterials studies the interaction of carbon nanotubes and the blood-brain barrier. It was carried by the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science at the King's College London. Elzbieta Pach and Belén Ballesteros, members of the ICN2 Electron Microscopy Division, participated in ...
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Nanoparticles at specific temperature stimulate antitumor response

Nanoparticles at specific temperature stimulate antitumor response | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Seeking a way to stimulate antitumor responses via the immune system, Steven Fiering, PhD, of Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, has identified the precise temperature that results in a distinct body-wide antitumor immune response that resists metastatic disease. Fiering's team published the ...
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Scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time with nanotechnology

Scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time with nanotechnology | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time.
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Researchers put safety of 'magic anti-cancer bullet' to test

Researchers put safety of 'magic anti-cancer bullet' to test | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
A group of MIPT researchers together with their colleagues from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Australia and the Netherlands have carried out the first systematic study analyzing the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to treat skin cancer and other skin diseases. This study is ...
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Scientists convert microbubbles to nanoparticles

Scientists convert microbubbles to nanoparticles | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Biomedical researchers led by Dr. Gang Zheng at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumours to potentially deliver targeted, therapeutic payloads.
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Optically activating a cell signaling pathway using carbon nanotubes

Optically activating a cell signaling pathway using carbon nanotubes | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Our bodies have highly regulated and integrated systems. One such system, the TGF-β cell signaling pathway, regulates many developmental processes. A malfunctioning TGF-β pathway is implicated in many diseases, including cancer, developmental defects, and kidney disease. Typically this ...
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Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines

Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have demonstrated a new approach to joining -- and reconfiguring -- modular DNA building units, by snapping together complementary shapes instead of zipping together strings of base pairs. This not only opens the way for practical nanomachines with moving parts, but also offers a toolkit that makes it easier to program their self-assembly. The team, led by 2015 Leibniz Prize awardee professor Hendrik Dietz, published their results in Science.
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Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines

Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
The latest DNA nanodevices created at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)—including a robot with movable arms, a book that opens and closes, a switchable gear, and an actuator—may be intriguing in their own right, but that's not the point. They demonstrate a breakthrough in the science of ...
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Nanotechnology platform shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer

Nanotechnology platform shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer.
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Nano packages for anti-cancer drug delivery

Nano packages for anti-cancer drug delivery | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Cancer stem cells are resistant to chemotherapy and consequently tend to remain in the body even after a course of treatment has finished, where they can often trigger cancer recurrence or metastasis. A new study by researchers from the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology has found ...
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New nanodevice defeats drug resistance and releases cancer drugs | KurzweilAI

New nanodevice defeats drug resistance and releases cancer drugs | KurzweilAI | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
At left is the new nanodevice, consisting of a hydrogel embedded with gold nanoparticles coated with DNA that targets a gene called MRP-1. At right, the device
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Injected into the body, self-healing nanogel acts as customized long-term drug supply | KurzweilAI

Injected into the body, self-healing nanogel acts as customized long-term drug supply | KurzweilAI | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
These scanning electron microscopy images, taken at different magnifications, show the structure of new hydrogels made of nanoparticles interacting with long
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Engineers design enhanced magnetic protein nanoparticles to better track cells | KurzweilAI

Engineers design enhanced magnetic protein nanoparticles to better track cells | KurzweilAI | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
  X-ray crystal structure of iron storage ferritin PFt displaying the internal cavity of the protein in which one of the subunits is highlighted in
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Green tea as a therapeutic delivery system for anticancer drugs

Green tea as a therapeutic delivery system for anticancer drugs | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
The humble cup of tea has long been regarded as a cure-all for the hustle and bustle of modern life. Now, researchers from the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have identified another benefit of tea—they have successfully used a major component of green tea, a catechin derivative, ...
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Radio-frequency-heated iron-oxide nanoparticles open the blood-brain barrier | KurzweilAI

Radio-frequency-heated iron-oxide nanoparticles open the blood-brain barrier | KurzweilAI | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
The schematics for the experimental procedure for reversible hyperthermic opening of the BBB. (Lef) MNPs being injected via a microcatheter inserted into the
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Researchers deliver large particles into cells at high speed

Researchers deliver large particles into cells at high speed | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
A new device developed by UCLA engineers and doctors may eventually help scientists study the development of disease, enable them to capture improved images of the inside of cells and lead to other improvements in medical and biological research.
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Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers

Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's cancer.
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Prototype 'nanoneedles' generate new blood vessels in mice

Prototype 'nanoneedles' generate new blood vessels in mice | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed tiny 'nanoneedles' that have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels, in a trial in mice.
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Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institutes of Health have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe, about one-hundredth as wide as a human hair, which is capable of sensitive, high-resolution remote biological sensing that is not ...
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Gold nanoparticles for targeted cancer treatment

Gold nanoparticles for targeted cancer treatment | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
The use of tiny drug-loaded nanocarriers for the safe, targeted delivery of drugs to designated parts of the body has received much press in recent years. Human trials of nanocarriers targeting pancreatic cancer tumors, for example, have now reached phase three in a number of countries. The nanocarriers ...
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Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments

Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from elements circulating in ...
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Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: acne

Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: acne | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the private medical device company Sebacia have developed a targeted therapy that could potentially lessen the ...
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Biomedical engineer developing nanomaterial for healing broken bones

Biomedical engineer developing nanomaterial for healing broken bones | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
A new material that triggers stem cells to begin forming bone could enable a more effective treatment for hard-to-heal bone breaks and defects, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who is part of the team developing the biomaterial.
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Medical nanoparticles: local treatment of lung cancer

Medical nanoparticles: local treatment of lung cancer | NanoHealth | Scoop.it
Nanoparticles can function as carriers for medicines to combat lung cancer: Working in a joint project at the NIM (Nanosystems Initiative Munich) Excellence Cluster, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich have developed nanocarriers ...
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