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Nanotechnology nose smells cancer

Chances of survival of prostate cancer depend strongly on the stage at which the disease is diagnosed. Now scientists have developed new methods relying on an electronic nose and optoacoustics to improve the diagnosis techniques and avoid fatal treatment delays.

Posted: May 31st, 2012

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Under the influence of magnetic drugs

For more than three decades scientists have been investigating magnetic nanoparticles as a method of drug delivery. Now by combining three metals - iron, gold and platinum - pharmacists at the University of Sydney believe they have discovered a method for magnetically directing drugs through the body.

Posted: May 31st, 2012

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The world's smallest nanofabricated diamond coin

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have created an unusual tribute to Her Majesty the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee - the world's smallest commemorative coin, made from a tiny sliver of diamond.

Posted: May 31st, 2012

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Using chitosan core-shell nanoparticle for breast cancer treatment

Researchers at National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) and King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi have successfully developed a target drug delivery system using folate-conjugated pluronic F127/chitosan core-shell nanoparticles to deliver doxorubicin (DOX) to target cancer cells focusing on breast cancer.

Posted: May 31st, 2012

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New plaster enhances wound healing

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a plaster that accelerates wound healing and is easily removed from the wound at any time. Burn victims in particular may profit from this invention in the future.

Posted: May 31st, 2012

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