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'Radiogenetics' seeks to remotely control cells and genes

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Photo: Colorful cellular structures [18/12/2014] It is the most basic of ways to find out what something does, whether it is an unmarked circuit breaker or an unidentified gene - flip its switch and see what happens. New remote-control technology may offer biologists a powerful way to do this with cells and genes.'Radiogenetics' seeks to remotely control cells and genes - Read more

Nanotechnology against malaria parasites

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Graphic: Erythrocytes in a bloodvessel [11/12/2014] Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites.Nanotechnology against malaria parasites - Read more

Colorful nano-guides to the liver

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Graphic: Scheme of a nanoparticle [05/12/2014] Jena scientists have been successful in producing highly specific nanoparticles. Depending on the bound dye the particles are guided to the liver or to the kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients directly to the targeted tissue. The dyes also enable the tracking of the transport processes by intravital microscopy or, in a non-invasive way, by multi spectral optoacoustic tomography.Colorful nano-guides to the liver - Read more

Bio-inspired bleeding control

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Photo: synthetic platelets [17/11/2014] Stanching the free flow of blood from an injury remains a holy grail of clinical medicine. Controlling blood flow is a primary concern and first line of defense for patients and medical staff in many situations, from traumatic injury to illness to surgery. If control is not established within the first few minutes of a hemorrhage, further treatment and healing are impossible.Bio-inspired bleeding control - Read more

New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring

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Photo: gold nanonparticules [28/10/2014] A miniature device can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive than equipment currently used in hospitals, this nanoscale device has an optical system that can rapidly gauge the optimal dose of methotrexate a patient needs, while minimizing the drug's adverse effects. New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring - Read more

Relaxing DNA strands by using nano-channels

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Graphic: Nano Channel [22/08/2014] With the widespread use of methods for DNA analysis and manipulation, it's certainly useful to find a way to unravel and relax the strands of this molecule that tends to form tangles spontaneously. One way is to use channels, or rather nano-channels, as Cristian Micheletti, SISSA research scientist, and Enzo Orlandini, of Padua University, did in a study.Relaxing DNA strands by using nano-channels - Read more

Researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes

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Graphic: Woman who syringes insulin [15/07/2014] An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's inventors at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes - Read more

'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut

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Photo: Vials of coloured nanjuice [07/07/2014] It may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal illnesses.'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut - Read more

Nanoscale composites improve MRI

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Photo: Silicon mesoporous particles, aka SiMPS [24/06/2014] Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.Nanoscale composites improve MRI - Read more

Combined approach to map atherosclerotic arteries

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Photo: Micro tomography of arteries [28/05/2014] A new method allows calcified and constricted blood vessels to be visualized with micrometer precision, and can be used to design containers for targeted drug delivery.Combined approach to map atherosclerotic arteries - Read more

Plasmonics: A Modern Twist on Young’s Slits

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Photo: Energy flow gold nanoparticles [11/04/2014] In the eighteenth century, scientists faced a conundrum: is light a wave or a particle? One of strongest pieces of evidence to support the ‘wave view’ — the landmark double-slit experiment — was reported in 1804 by the scientist Thomas Young. Plasmonics: A Modern Twist on Young’s Slits - Read more

Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started

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Photo: Human hand touches robot hand [15/01/2014] Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns.Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started - Read more

Stem Cells: Groovy Way to Influence Specialization

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Photo: Record [19/12/2013] Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia – tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.Stem Cells: Groovy Way to Influence Specialization - Read more

Biological Tissues: Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels

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Photo: Gluing gel [18/12/2013] Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. Biological Tissues: Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels - Read more

Unexpected Discovery: Alzheimer Substance May be the Nanomaterial of Tomorrow

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Photo: Hand with phial [17/12/2013] Amyloid protein causes diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But amyloid also carries unique characteristics that may lead to the development of new composite materials for the nano processors and data storage of tomorrow, and even make objects invisible.Unexpected Discovery: Alzheimer Substance May be the Nanomaterial of Tomorrow - Read more

Cancer: Nano Capsules Kill Tumor Cells

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Photo: Nano capsules [28/10/2013] Chemotherapy is often preferred for fighting cancer, but its side effects can be considerable. A new technique may reduce these in future: nanoparticle-encapsulated substances could kill off tumor cells selectively. This will be easier on patients.Cancer: Nano Capsules Kill Tumor Cells - Read more

Diagnostics: Finding Blood Clots Before They Wreak Havoc

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Photo: Blood clot [18/10/2013] A simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting. Blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications.Diagnostics: Finding Blood Clots Before They Wreak Havoc - Read more

Chip: Liquid Biopsy Could Improve Cancer Diagnosis

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Photo: Liquid Biopsy [02/10/2013] A microfluidic chip developed at the University of Michigan is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood - and it can support the cells' growth for further analysis.Chip: Liquid Biopsy Could Improve Cancer Diagnosis - Read more

Drug Delivery: Patch Treatment Sees New Breakthrough

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Photo: Patch [10/09/2013] An assistant professor with the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering has developed a flexible microneedle patch that allows drugs to be delivered directly and fully through the skin.Drug Delivery: Patch Treatment Sees New Breakthrough - Read more

Drug Delivery: Less Therapeutic Eye Injections

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Photo: Eye injection [22/08/2013] Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have teamed up with clinicians to create a new drug-delivery strategy for a type of central vision loss caused by blood vessel growth at the back of the eye, where such growth should not occur.Drug Delivery: Less Therapeutic Eye Injections - Read more

Nanoparticles: Changing From Sphere to Net

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Photo: Nanonet [29/05/2013] Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have designed tiny spherical particles to float easily through the bloodstream after injection, then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue. An enzyme produced by a specific type of tumor can trigger the transformation.Nanoparticles: Changing From Sphere to Net - Read more

Nanomaterial Toxicity: Stage for Policies to Address Health Risks

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Photo: Laboratory [07/05/2013] For the first time, researchers from institutions around the United States have conducted an identical series of toxicology tests evaluating lung-related health impacts associated with widely used engineered nanomaterials (ENMs).Nanomaterial Toxicity: Stage for Policies to Address Health Risks - Read more

Blood: Nanosponges Remove Toxins and Venoms

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Photo: Nanosponge cross section [18/04/2013] Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream – including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.Blood: Nanosponges Remove Toxins and Venoms - Read more

Nano Medicine: Controlled and Targeted Release of Drugs

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Photo: Nanocontainer [25/01/2013] Researchers have discovered a method that allows for the controlled release of an active agent on the basis of a magnetic nanovehicle. The research, conducted as part of the National Research Programme "Smart Materials", opens up new possibilities for the development of targeted treatments, which are more efficient and trigger fewer side effects.Nano Medicine: Controlled and Targeted Release of Drugs - Read more

Neurons: ”The project’s goal is to grow three-dimensional neural tissue“

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[21/12/2012] The international partners of the “3D-NeuroN” research project want to cultivate nerve tissue in three dimensions. German researchers are working on micro sensors with which they want to measure and evaluate electrical activity of neurons in three-dimensional cell cultures.Neurons: ”The project’s goal is to grow three-dimensional neural tissue“ - Read more

Nanoprobes: Bright Light Reveals Location of Target Tissues

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Photo: BRIGHT and cell [22/11/2012] Called BRIGHTs, tiny probes bind to biomarkers of disease and, when swept by an infrared laser, light up to reveal their location. The probes consist of gold nanoparticles covered with molecules called Raman reporters.Nanoprobes: Bright Light Reveals Location of Target Tissues - Read more

Nanotechnology: Synthetic Cell Membrane Channels Made of DNA

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Photo: Membrane channel [21/11/2012] Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the University of Michigan have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through "DNA nanotechnology."Nanotechnology: Synthetic Cell Membrane Channels Made of DNA - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Nanoparticle Resets Immune System

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Photo: Damaged and healthy nerves cells [19/11/2012] A biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.Multiple Sclerosis: Nanoparticle Resets Immune System - Read more

Genetic: "Mechanically Active" DNA Material

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[25/10/2012] Artificial muscles and self-propelled goo may be the stuff of Hollywood fiction, but for scientists from University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), the reality of it is not that far away. By blending their areas of expertise, the pair have created a dynamic gel made of DNA that mechanically responds to stimuli in much the same way that cells do.Genetic: "Mechanically Active" DNA Material - Read more

Medical Textiles: Eliminating Infectious Bacteria

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[22/10/2012] Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have improved the antimicrobial properties of medical textiles using an enzymatic pre-treatment combined with simultaneous deposition of nanoparticles and biopolymers under ultrasonic irradiation.Medical Textiles: Eliminating Infectious Bacteria - Read more

Anti-Aiging: Nanoparticles Against Aging

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[05/10/2012] A team of Spanish scientists of the Asociación RUVID has developed an intelligent nanodevice that lays the foundations for the future development of new therapies against aging. The device consists of nanoparticles that can selectively release drugs in aged human cells. Anti-Aiging: Nanoparticles Against Aging - Read more

Nanochains: Exposing Cancer's Lethal Couriers

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[26/09/2012] Malignant cells that leave a primary tumor, travel the bloodstream and grow out of control in new locations cause the vast majority of cancer deaths. New nanotechnology developed at Case Western Reserve University detects these metastases in mouse models of breast cancer far earlier than current methods, a step toward earlier, life-saving diagnosis and treatment.Nanochains: Exposing Cancer's Lethal Couriers - Read more

Nanoparticles: Boosting Efficacy of Drugs

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[20/09/2012] Nanoparticles have shown great promise in the targeted delivery of drugs to cells, but researchers at the University of Georgia have refined the drug delivery process further by using nanoparticles to deliver drugs to a specific organelle within cells.Nanoparticles: Boosting Efficacy of Drugs - Read more

Cancer: Nose-like Sensor Array to 'Smell' Diagnoses

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[18/09/2012] In the fight against cancer, knowing the enemy's exact identity is crucial for diagnosis and treatment. Now chemists led by Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a rapid, sensitive way to detect microscopic levels of many different metastatic cell types in living tissue.Cancer: Nose-like Sensor Array to 'Smell' Diagnoses - Read more

Brain: Nanoparticles Reboot Blood Flow

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[27/08/2012] A nanoparticle developed at Rice University and tested in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) may bring great benefits to the emergency treatment of brain-injury victims, even those with mild injuries.Brain: Nanoparticles Reboot Blood Flow - Read more

Cartilage Repair: Nanoscale Scaffolds and Stem Cells

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[17/08/2012] Johns Hopkins tissue engineers have used tiny, artificial fibre scaffolds thousands of times smaller than a human hair to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lining of elbows and knees that often wears thin from injury or age.Cartilage Repair: Nanoscale Scaffolds and Stem Cells - Read more

Nanotechnology - Tiny Worlds

Nanoparticles, nanotechnology, nanomedicine. Modern science can hardly avoid the minuscule particles. But where does the research in medical technology stand and which specific applications are there. MEDICA.de went looking for answers.Nanotechnology - Tiny Worlds - Read more

Cells: Influence of Nanoparticles on Nutrient Absorption

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[09/03/2012] Nanoparticles are everywhere. From cosmetics and clothes, to soda and snacks. But as versatile as they are, nanoparticles also have a downside, say researchers at Binghamton University and Cornell University. These tiny particles, even in low doses, could have a big impact on our long-term health.Cells: Influence of Nanoparticles on Nutrient Absorption - Read more

From Nanosensors to Cytotoxicity Test: ”We can reduce the number of animal experiments“

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[22/02/2012] Animal experiments are a part of everyday life in medical research, yet they have been the subject of criticism for decades. Even though scientists all over the world are searching for alternative methods, the complexity of physical processes in the human body however makes this very difficult.From Nanosensors to Cytotoxicity Test: ”We can reduce the number of animal experiments“ - Read more

Diagnosis Sepsis: “The risk of patients dying from sepsis increases the longer the diagnosis takes”

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[01/02/2012] On the website of the German Sepsis Society (Deutsche Sepsis-Gesellschaft) you can find the following definition for the disease called sepsis: A modern definition of sepsis was published in 1989 by Bone. He wrote: Sepsis is defined as an invasion of microorganisms and / or their toxins into the blood stream along with the reaction of the organism to the invasion.Diagnosis Sepsis: “The risk of patients dying from sepsis increases the longer the diagnosis takes” - Read more

Drug Research: Fewer Animal Experiments Thanks to Nanosensors

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[04/01/2012] Experiments on animals have been the subject of criticism for decades. The number of tests involving laboratory animals has in fact gone up. Now, researchers of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Munich, Germany have found an alternative approach: they hope sensor nanoparticles will reduce the need for animal testing.Drug Research: Fewer Animal Experiments Thanks to Nanosensors - Read more

Implants: Cobblestones Fool Innate Immunity

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[30/11/2011] Coating the surface of an implant such as a new hip or pacemaker with nanosized metallic particles reduces the risk of rejection, and researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, can now explain why: they fool the innate immune system.Implants: Cobblestones Fool Innate Immunity - Read more

Pharmacology: Nano-Technology Makes Medicine Greener

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[07/11/2011] Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are behind the development of a new method that will make it possible to develop drugs faster and greener. This will lead to cheaper medicine for consumers.Pharmacology: Nano-Technology Makes Medicine Greener - Read more

Humans: Why Carbon Nanotubes Spell Trouble for Cells

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[23/09/2011] It's been long known that asbestos spells trouble for human cells. But scientists had been unable to understand why cells would be interested in asbestos fibers and other materials at the nanoscale that are too long to be fully ingested. Now a group of researchers at Brown University explains what happens. Humans: Why Carbon Nanotubes Spell Trouble for Cells - Read more

Nano-thermometers: Differences in First Temperature Response within Living Cells Shown

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[31/08/2011] Using a modern version of open-wide-and-keep-this-under-your-tongue, scientists today reported taking the temperature of individual cells in the human body, and finding for the first time that temperatures inside do not adhere to the familiar 98.6 degree Fahrenheit norm.Nano-thermometers: Differences in First Temperature Response within Living Cells Shown - Read more

Heart Attack: Researchers Create Nanopatch for the Heart

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[19/05/2011] Engineers at Brown University have created a nanopatch for the heart that tests show restores areas that have been damaged, such as from a heart attack.Heart Attack: Researchers Create Nanopatch for the Heart - Read more

Research: Germ Reducing Implants

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[14/01/2011] Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research develop materials that will reduce the risk of inflammations after operations or in wounds. To this end, the scientists work in cooperation with nine other research centers and industrial partners in the EMBEK1 project. The project is designed for three years and is funded with 2.8 Million Euro by the European Union.Research: Germ Reducing Implants - Read more

Nanoparticles: Sneaking Spies Into a Cell's Nucleus

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[30/09/2010] Duke University bioengineers have not only figured out a way to sneak molecular spies through the walls of individual cells, they can now slip them into the command center – or nucleus – of those cells, where they can report back important information or drop off payloads.Nanoparticles: Sneaking Spies Into a Cell's Nucleus - Read more

Diagnosis: Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages'

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[14/04/2010] New research suggests that an experimental medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic "nanocages" might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease.Diagnosis: Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages' - Read more

Nanotechnology: Vaccine Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

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[09/04/2010] Using a nanotechnology-based "vaccine," researchers were able to successfully cure mice with type 1 diabetes and slow the onset of the disease in mice at risk for the disease.Nanotechnology: Vaccine Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice - Read more

Nanoparticles: Providing Proof of RNA Interference in Humans

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[07/04/2010] A study found proof that a targeted nanoparticle can traffic into tumors, deliver double-stranded small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), and turn off an important cancer gene using RNA interference (RNAi).Nanoparticles: Providing Proof of RNA Interference in Humans - Read more

Nano Technique: Insight into Failing Heart Cells

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[26/02/2010] Researchers have been able to see how heart failure affects the surface of an individual heart muscle cell in minute detail, using a new nanoscale scanning technique.Nano Technique: Insight into Failing Heart Cells - Read more

Nanoparticles: Promising for Combating Cancer

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[04/02/2010] Scientists have further developed a potential new treatment against cancer that uses magnetic nanoparticles to attach to cancer cells, removing them from the body. Nanoparticles: Promising for Combating Cancer - Read more

Nanoparticles: Big Improvement to Medical Imaging

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[06/01/2010] A joint research team has discovered a method of using nanoparticles to illuminate the cellular interior to reveal the slow processes inside of cells. Nanoparticles: Big Improvement to Medical Imaging - Read more

Drugs: Nanoprobes Hit Targets in Tumours

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[17/12/2009] Tiny nanoprobes have shown to be effective in delivering cancer drugs more directly to tumour cells and research has shown that the nanoprobes are getting the drugs to right cellular compartments. Drugs: Nanoprobes Hit Targets in Tumours - Read more

Nanomedicine: Promising for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries

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[20/11/2009] Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries using nano-spheres that could be injected into the blood shortly after an accident.Nanomedicine: Promising for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries - Read more

Nanotechnology: 'NanoPen' May Write New Chapter in Manufacturing

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[10/11/2009] Researchers are reporting the development of a so-called "NanoPen". This Pen could provide a quick, convenient way of laying down patterns of nanoparticles for making medical diagnostic tests. Nanotechnology: 'NanoPen' May Write New Chapter in Manufacturing - Read more

Nanotechnology: Carbon Nanotubes Can Affect Lining of the Lungs

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[06/11/2009] A new study shows that inhaling carbon nanotubes can affect the outer lining of the lung, though the effects of long-term exposure remain unclear. Nanotechnology: Carbon Nanotubes Can Affect Lining of the Lungs - Read more

Prostate Cancer: Detecting the Undetectable

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[03/11/2009] A team of researchers, using an extremely sensitive tool based on nanotechnology, has detected previously undetectable levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy. Prostate Cancer: Detecting the Undetectable - Read more

Nanowires: So Far so Good

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[28/10/2009] The biological safety of nanotechnology, in other words, how the body reacts to nanoparticles, is a hot topic. Researchers have managed for the first time to carry out successful experiments involving the injection of so-called 'nanowires.' Nanowires: So Far so Good - Read more

Lab-on-a-Chip: Acoustic Tweezers Can Position Tiny Objects

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[15/09/2009] Manipulating tiny objects like single cells or nanosized beads often requires relatively large, unwieldy equipment, but now a system that uses sound as a tiny tweezers can be small enough to place on a chip. Lab-on-a-Chip: Acoustic Tweezers Can Position Tiny Objects - Read more

Nanotechnology: Sizing Nanoparticles in Solutions

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[11/09/2009] As a result of a major inter-laboratory study, the standards body ASTM International has been able to update its guidelines for a commonly used technique for measuring the size of nanoparticles in solutions. Nanotechnology: Sizing Nanoparticles in Solutions - Read more

Nano: Carbon Tubes Hold Many Exciting Possibilities

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[10/09/2009] Recent research has shown that carbon nanotubes may help regrow nerve tissue or ferry drugs used to repair damaged neurons associated with disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. Nano: Carbon Tubes Hold Many Exciting Possibilities - Read more

Imaging: Lighting up Tumors

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[18/08/2009] Researchers have been able to illuminate brain tumors by injecting fluorescent nanoparticles into the bloodstream that safely cross the blood-brain barrier – an almost impenetrable barrier that protects the brain from infection. Imaging: Lighting up Tumors - Read more

Nanotechnology: Tubes Take Flight

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[11/08/2009] Researchers developed a method for making "odako," bundles of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) named for the traditional Japanese kites they resemble. It may lead to a way to produce meter-long strands of nanotubes. Nanotechnology: Tubes Take Flight - Read more

Nanotechnology: All-in-One Particles Developed

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[05/08/2009] Nanoparticles are being developed to perform a wide range of medical uses – imaging tumors, carrying drugs, delivering pulses of heat. Rather than settling for just one of these, researchers have combined two nanoparticles in one tiny package. Nanotechnology: All-in-One Particles Developed - Read more

Nanotechnology: New Fluorescent Silicon Particles Discovered

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[24/07/2009] Researchers have developed a new synthesis method, which has led them to the discovery of fluorescent silicon nanoparticles and may ultimately help track the uptake of drugs by the body's cells. Nanotechnology: New Fluorescent Silicon Particles Discovered - Read more

Implants: Giving Your Joints an Electrochemical Bath

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[22/07/2009] A Tel Aviv University (TAU) researcher has developed an electrochemical process for coating metal implants which improves their functionality, longevity and integration into the body. Implants: Giving Your Joints an Electrochemical Bath - Read more

Nanotechnology: Particles Destroy Drug-Resistant Germs

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[09/07/2009] Doctors may get a new arsenal for meningitis treatment and the war on drug-resistant bacteria and fungal infections with novel peptide nanoparticles developed by scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of Singapore. Nanotechnology: Particles Destroy Drug-Resistant Germs - Read more

Implants: Bacteria, Beware of Nano-Sized Assassins

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[06/07/2009] Researchers have created iron-oxide nanoparticles which can eliminate a bacterial infection on an implanted prosthetic device. Implants: Bacteria, Beware of Nano-Sized Assassins - Read more

Materials: Crustacean Shell with Polyester Is Suitable for Nerve Repair

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[22/06/2009] Researchers mixed chitosan, found in the shells of crabs and shrimp, with an industrial polyester. Thereby, they created a promising new material for the tiny tubes that support repair of a severed nerve. Materials: Crustacean Shell with Polyester Is Suitable for Nerve Repair - Read more

Nanoparticles: Shape Matters in the Case of Cobalt

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[19/06/2009] New studies by scientists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) show that changing the shape of cobalt nanoparticles from spherical to cubic can fundamentally change their behavior. Nanoparticles: Shape Matters in the Case of Cobalt - Read more

Therapy: Magnetic Nanoparticles Navigate Genes

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[06/03/2009] Scientists have developed a new measuring method with which the efficiency of gene transfers in cases of cardiovascular diseases can be investigated. Therefore, magnetic nanoparticles navigate the genes through the body. Therapy: Magnetic Nanoparticles Navigate Genes - Read more

COMPAMED Highlights

COMPAMED 2008 and its 519 exhibitors from 30 countries taking place in halls 8a and 8b offer a broad spectrum Nationen about components and technologies for medical devices. Special trend: miniaturisation.COMPAMED Highlights - Read more

 
 

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