Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery

Scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles – an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumours. […] Read More

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Graphene sensors detect HIV DNA

Next generation graphene electronic biochemical sensor devices are able to detect very low amounts of HIV DNA thanks to their very low electronic noise. […] Read More

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Scientists break new ground in memory technology

An international research team pioneered the development of a novel thin, organic film that supports a million more times read-write cycles and consumes 1,000 times less power than commercial flash memories. […] Read More

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Nanomedicine researchers target disease at the molecular level

A scientists work on the diagnostic side of nanomedicine and is centered on nanopores – nanoscopic holes in synthetic membranes through which individual molecules can be threaded. […] Read More

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Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cells

A new study describes the use of cutting-edge microscopy technology to visualize how liposomes escape from blood vessels into surrounding cells in a living mouse, offering clues that may help researchers design better drug delivery systems. […] Read More

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Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogens

Researchers have developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card. […] Read More

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Nanofiber sutures promote production of infection-thwarting peptide

Loading nanofiber sutures with vitamin D induces the production of an infection-fighting peptide, new research shows. […] Read More

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Nanotechnology for neuroscience

Notwithstanding the progress neuroscientists have made in understanding the microscale function of single neurons and the macroscale activity of the human brain – a comprehensive understanding of the brain still remains an elusive goal. Here we review the basic concepts associated with neuroscience and the current journey of nanotechnology towards the study of neuron function by addressing various concerns on the significant role of nanomaterials in neuroscience and by describing…

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Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine (w/video)

Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are just some of technologies that researchers are developing which are set to revolutionise medicine in the future. […] Read More

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