Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells

Researchers are sending tiny drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the elusive and rare cells that can cause cancer to come back even when years have passed since the initial tumor was treated. […] Read More

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Researchers use CRISPR-Cas9 as a programmable nanoparticle for DNA nanomapping

Researchers have developed new nanomapping technology that could transform the way disease-causing genetic mutations are diagnosed and discovered. […] Read More

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Nanoparticles help with malaria diagnosis – new rapid test in development

A new research project is developing a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood. […] Read More

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Nanoparticles could allow for faster, better medicine

Gold nanoparticles could help make drugs act more quickly and effectively. […] Read More

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New imaging technique peers inside living cells

Non-invasive approach views sub-cellular structures at nanoscale resolution. […] Read More

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Flexible microbattery enables smart dental braces

Researchers have demonstrated a novel approach toward smart orthodontics based on near-infrared red light from a mechanically flexible LED powered by flexible bio-safe batteries all integrated in a single 3D-printed dental brace. Integration of electronic devices in 3D printed dental aligners is a pragmatic approach towards implementing a flexible electronic technology in personalized advanced healthcare, particularly in orthodontics. Key to this smart brace is the use of a high-performance flexible…

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Combining nanofluidics and machine learning to diagnose cancer

Researchers have developed an approach for exosome isolation, wherein millions of nanofluidic exosome sorting components are incorporated onto a single chip and work in parallel to isolate exosomes from clinical samples. […] Read More

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Multifunctional fluorescent nanoparticles for cancer surgery show promise

Glowing cells heat up to eliminate tumor. […] Read More

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Nano-targeting treatment for prostate cancer

Novel delivery system targets cancerous bone lesions. […] Read More

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Nano-targeting treatment for prostate cancer

Novel delivery system targets cancerous bone lesions. […] Read More

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CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles edit the genome

New delivery system deletes disease-causing genes and reduces cholesterol. […] Read More

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Zipping DNA

Researchers have developed a method that allows large amounts of genetic information to be compressed and then decompressed again in cells. This could aid in the development of new therapies. […] Read More

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Scientists create ‘tracking’ nanoagents to illuminate very small diseased tissues

Researchers have created polymer nanoagents that can ‘light up’ tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect. […] Read More

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Theranostic nanoparticles for tracking and monitoring disease state

A new review article pays particular attention to and emphasize the platforms in which self-reporting and disease monitoring is possible in real-time through the synergistic nature of the components on the theranostic particles. […] Read More

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Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire. The nanoparticles divert immune cells that cause inflammation away from an injury site. […] Read More

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Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects

In vitro study verifies method for remotely triggering release of cancer drugs. […] Read More

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Muscles out of a spray can

By means of a spraying process, scientists have created functioning muscle fibers. […] Read More

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Age-old malaria treatment found to improve nanoparticle delivery to tumors

Nanomedicine researchers find new use for 70-year-old drug. […] Read More

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Brighter flexible electroluminescent film by adopting eye structure of nocturnal animals

Researchers have developed an electroluminescent film that is four times brighter than the existing one. […] Read More

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Novel nanosensor is like a FitBit for inside the body

Researchers develop nanoparticles that latch onto bacteria and viruses and kill or render them innocuous. […] Read More

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Nanosensors demystify brain chemistry

Nanosensors are incredible information-gathering tools for myriad applications, including molecular targets such as the brain. […] Read More

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Biocompatible photonic crystals expand their use from optics to medicine

Nanospheres made with the new method may be used for designing drugs to fight thrombosis and cancer. […] Read More

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Graphene enables footwear with better thermal properties

The ability of graphene to add functionality to common objects has been exploited in a new product on the market: footwear with better thermal properties. […] Read More

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Smart fabrics get major upgrade through a series of research firsts

New SOFT e-textiles could offer advanced protection for soldiers and emergency personnel. […] Read More

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