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Cancer fighting nanoparticles in development

Researchers have created "dynamic" nanoparticles that could provide an array of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. The nanoparticles have been made from a polymer, and they are designed to seek out and to identify tumors.

Nanotechnology helps immune cells fight cancer

Scientists have developed a novel cancer immunotherapy. This involves growing and enhancing a patient’s immune cells using a nanotube and then injecting them back into the patient’s body to boost their immune response.

Is gold nanotechnology the key to fighting Ebola?

As the World Health Organization holds crisis meetings to discuss ways to battle the Ebola outbreak, one scientist thinks that one solution for fighting the deadly virus is nanotechnology.

New cling-wrap treatment for burns

Novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets have been produced to protect burns from bacterial infections. The sheets cling to the body’s most difficult-to-protect contours and prevent infection.

Nanoparticles may be 'alarm clock' body needs to fight cancer

Lebanon - Researches looking for ways to jump start the immune system so it can recognize and attack cancer cells believe nanoparticles may be the "alarm clock" our body needs to fight cancer.

Using ‘nanojuice’ to examine the gut

Scientists are developing a new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form “nanojuice” that patients would drink.

Scientists find a way to ‘tune’ graphene

Researchers continue to work on the wonder material of the age: graphene. Part of this involves ‘fine tuning’ the material in preparation to make a new generation of ‘superconductors’.

Gold nanoparticles target breast cancer

Researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.

Silver nanoparticles target tumors

Scientists at have designed a nanoparticle that is spherical in shape and silver in composition. These nanoparticles help to locate and visualize tumor cells.

'Nanobubble' technology announced for cancer patients

Studies at Rice University have tested a new method for treating cancer using what they call a "plasmonic nanobubble" in their literature. These allegedly can severely damage the cancer cells then release a payload of antibodies to kill the cancer.

Nanotech creates super batteries

Miami - Scientists have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire. By being able to store and conduct energy on the same wire, heavy, space-consuming batteries could become a thing of the past.

Graphene is composed of nano fibers

Researchers studying graphene’s properties have used a new mathematical framework to make extremely accurate characterizations of the two-dimensional material’s shape. They have concluded the material is composed of nano-fibers.

What can nanomedicine deliver?

Only a few nanotherapeutics are currently on the market. However, dozens more are making their way through preclinical studies and clinical trials. What is special about this medical development?

Experts create intelligent 'plaster' to monitor patients

Paris - Medical engineers said Sunday they had created a device the size of a plaster which can monitor patients by tracking their muscle activity before administering their medication.

‘Iron Man’ super-plant made using nanotech

A team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy production.

Super chip provides real-time images of the heart

Scientists have developed a catheter-based device that can provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries, and peripheral blood vessels.

Nanoparticles treat muscular dystrophy

Researchers have demonstrated a new approach to treating muscular dystrophy. In studies using mice, the rodents showed improved strength and heart function when treated with nanoparticles.

Taking photos in near darkness, thanks to nano tech

Scientists have discovered that a special super-thin layer of nanomaterial could dramatically improve how cameras work, especially in circumstances when there is not much light.

Imaging technology helps screen childhood disease

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause serious illnesses in children. In the early stages the disease is difficult to detect. New imaging technology offers a way to increase detection of the disease.

Nanotechnology could fight influenza

Researchers are developing an advanced type of nanotechnology that “traps” viruses before they can infect host cells. This is designed to reduce the rate of flu infections.

Fighting cancer with nanotechnology

Scientists have developed nanoparticles that carry two different cancer-killing drugs into the body and deliver those drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective.

Use of nanotechnology to fight fungal infections

Researchers have converted recycled plastic bottles into non-toxic and biocompatible materials designed to specifically target and attack fungal infections.

Researchers developing new nanotechnology for medical use

Technological advances in the field of nanotechnology have led to the advent of a new field of study, nanomedicine, a pairing of molecular biology and medicine. The diagnosis and treatment of disease at the molecular level will soon be within our reach.

Copper nanoparticles protect food from bacteria

Scientists have proposed adding copper nano-particles into food packaging materials on this basis that this could help prevent a variety of foodborne diseases.

New technology desalinates seawater using store-bought battery

Turning salt water into safe drinking water is an expensive endeavor with desalinization plants running upwards of US $1 billion, but researchers hope that a small, efficient, and inexpensive device known as the “water chip” will change all that.

Researchers find 'zombie cells' function better than live ones

Albuquerque - Zombies may not be as scary was we thought, especially if they are microscopic and can be trained to do whatever task we like.

Op-Ed: Nanoscribe hits 5 terabytes per sec 3D printing

Sydney - If 5Tb a second caused you to jump a bit, that’s what’s now happening with nano 3D printing. There are a lot of ramifications for practically every industrial process on Earth. This is huge.

France toughens laws on nanomaterials in consumer products

Nanomaterials, the result of nanotechnology, using extremely small objects, are becoming common in everyday life but the unseen use of nanomaterials in goods from cosmetics to paint is causing concern that there is little research into their effects.

Op-Ed: Microchip medicine destroys privacy

From pacemakers to artificial hips, people are getting more familiar with new technology placed in their bodies, but imbedding microchips still raises many privacy concerns.

University of Southern California Develops Printable Solar Cells

Los Angeles - The path for cheap solar energy has been paved, but we can't walk it just yet. Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a liquid solar cell which they say can essentially be printed onto surfaces of any shape.
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An example of some nano-sized molecular machinery made with 3D models.
An example of some nano-sized molecular machinery made with 3D models.
NASA via Wikimedia Commons
Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been ep...
Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been epitaxially grown on 6H-SiC(0001)
Argonne National Laboratory
A glass microprocessor made by Micronit Microfluidics.
A glass microprocessor made by Micronit Microfluidics.


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