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Showing Spotlights 313 - 320 of 325 in category Bionanotechnology, Nanomedicine (newest first):

 

Combining gold nanoparticles with viruses for a combined thermal/gene cancer therapy

Gold nanoparticles have shown promise for cancer therapy by virtue of their ability to absorb laser light, heat up and thus kill the tumor. However, in order for the gold nanoparticles to have their therapeutic effect they need to be taken up specifically by tumor cells. Researchers have now used targeted viral vectors as carriers to bring the gold nanoparticles to the location where they need to work.

Posted: May 5th, 2006

Novel platinum nanostructures

Greatly expanding on previously reported work on platinum nanostructures, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories just released a new paper describing a range of novel platinum nanostructures with potential applications in fuel and solar cells as well as nanotags in biomedicine.

Posted: Mar 31st, 2006

Nanocarriers could become an alternative to brain surgery

If you had brain tumor, would you rather receive your medicine through an injection in the arm or have a hole drilled in your skull? One of the most important applications of nanotechnology could be drug delivery by nanoparticles (or nanoshells) in particular into the brain. An international group of researchers developed a novel targeted nanoparticulate drug delivery system for the brain

Posted: Mar 13th, 2006

Bionanotechnology progress and advances

A new review highlights the recent advances and progress in bionanotechnology by providing examples of current state-of-the-art research and then takes a look at the future perspective for the field.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2006