Using temperature-sensitive, lipid- and polymer-based nanoparticles with a polymer coating, researchers have created an anticancer drug delivery vehicle that may provide a significant boost to the therapeutic efficacy of anticancer agents, particularly when used in conjunction with hyperthermia.
In a powerful demonstration of how to build a multifunctional, smart nanoscale drug delivery system, researchers have created a drug-loaded nanocontainer that targets specific cells and releases its payload when receiving a specific physiological signal.
The October issue of nanoRISK looks at the emergence of nanotoxicology; nanotechnology applications in architecture; the flip side of using carbon nanomaterials for environmental pollutant removal; and numerous briefs on papers, initiatives, upcoming events and new literature.
Researchers have developed a 55,000-pen, two-dimensional array that allows them to simultaneously create 55,000 identical patterns drawn with tiny dots of molecular ink on substrates of gold or glass. Each structure is only a single molecule tall.
Investigators developing an inhalable nanoparticle for treating lung cancer have shown that a surface molecule found on malignant lung cells can serve as an effective target for improving drug delivery.
Researchers in the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics are turning their expertise in nanomedicine to the development of new, nanoparticle-based multi-probe systems.