Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a computational approach to designing specialized proteins that assemble themselves to form nanoparticle cages that can be used to deliver drugs to tumors and other sites of disease.
As the field of nanomedicine matures, an emerging point of contention has been what shape nanoparticles deliver their drug or DNA payloads most effectively. A pair of publications from a team led by Paulo Decuzzi of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute's (TMHRI) Texas Center for Cancer Nanomedicine suggests these microscopic workhorses ought to be disc-shaped, not spherical or rod-shaped, when targeting cancers at or near blood vessels.
Using nanoparticles that can be imaged with three different technologies, a research team at Stanford University Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Translation has removed brain tumors from mice with unprecedented accuracy.
A sub-cellular world has been opened up for scientists to study E. coli and other tissues in new ways, thanks to a microscopy method that stealthily provides three-dimensional, high-quality images of the internal structure of cells without disturbing the specimen.
Over the years, the telephone has gone mobile, from the house to the car to the pocket. The University of South Carolina's Xiaodong Li envisions even further integration of the cell phone - and just about every electronic gadget, for that matter - into our lives.
Batterien, die länger halten, mehr Energie speichern und weniger brennbares Material enthalten: Das sind einige Ziele des Projekts NaKoLiA, das Mitglieder des Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) der Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) soeben beim Bundesforschungsministerium eingeworben haben. Projektstart ist der 1. Juli.
The aim of the Programme is to create a Finnish-Russian nanotechnology transfer platform, with global industry-university co-operation -model, for the benefit of nanotechnology enabled industries on both sides of the Finnish-Russian border.
A materials scientist from UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is working with experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Researchers used functionalized porous nanosilica to release clarithromycin drug which is used in the treatment of sore throat, inflammation of tonsils, acute bacterial sinusitis, intensification of chronic bronchitis in the skin structure and infections.
Polyoxometalate and zirconium oxide nanocomposites were synthesized by researchers in order to increase the catalytic and photocatalytic activities of the nanocomposite used to remove organic pollutants.
This multidisciplinary conference on "Fibrous Protein Nanocomposites for Tailored Hybrid Biostructures and Devices" will address the state of the art in the design, synthesis and characterization of hybrid bio-nano- materials and devices for electronic and nanomedicine applications.
University of Minnesota engineering researchers are leading an international team that has made a major breakthrough in developing a catalyst used during chemical reactions in the production of gasoline, plastics, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost-savings in these multibillion-dollar industries.