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Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to help drug delivery through skin


April 27th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way ... Read more...

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Nanostars harnessed to target cancer core


April 9th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists are gaining the upper hand against cancer by developing a simple but specialised nanoparticle that directly targets the nucleus of a cancer cell."Our drug-loaded gold ... Read more...

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Computer model helps design better nasal sprays


February 17th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed computer models to design more effective nasal sprays to replace needle or pill based drug delivery.Jiyuan Tu, from the Royal Melbourne Institute of ... Read more...

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Nano drug delivery to eliminate transplant failures


January 27th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Sceintists are developing a nano-sized drug particle for organ transplant patients to eliminate its harmful side-effects, reveals a study.The drug cyclosporine (CsA) is widely used in ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate amazing magnetic bug


December 28th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A new kind of magnetic bug could open the way to biotech and nanotech uses, which scientists have identified, isolated and successfully grown, reveals a study. ... Read more...

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Smart bugs inspire better robotics design


November 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 18 (IANS) Bugs which collectively thrive in challenging environments are inspiring scientists to design smart bots for diagnostics and drug delivery, computers and artificial intelligence.Doctoral student Adi ... Read more...

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Synthetic muscles make nanobots effective


October 18th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Powerful synthetic muscles fabricated by researchers will now impart cutting edge to medical nanobots for diagnostics and treatment.Although nanobots have been in the news for cancer ... Read more...

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Nanotech to pave way for safer breast implants


October 10th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) There is cheering news for victims of breast cancer who feel disfigured by the partial or complete removal of their breasts.Researchers led by Judit E. ... Read more...

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‘Harmless’ soil bacteria can help kill tumours


September 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing a harmless soil bug to kill tumours by using it as a drug delivery vehicle.The therapy uses Clostridia sporogenes -- a bug found ... Read more...

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Tapping Gujarat hill station’s herbal wealth


August 29th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 29 (IANS) Their knowledge is ages old and they are said to possess herbal remedies for problems like diabetes, asthma, infertility and joint pain. The Gujarat government ... Read more...

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Harmful gut bug inspires robotics design


August 4th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) A bug that triggers one of the most prevalent gastro-intestinal diseases globally is inspiring scientists to develop robots that can fight infections and even help in ... Read more...

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MIT nanoparticle takes advantage of tumors’ acidity to peel layers away


May 4th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new type of drug-delivery nanoparticle developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hunts out the acidic environment that characterizes all cancer cells.Such particles could target nearly ... Read more...

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Nanostructures lend cutting edge to antibiotics


April 4th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Arming antibiotic drugs with nanostructures would make them much more effective in targeting infected cells. These tiny particles would zoom in on infected cells but leave ... Read more...

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Scientists deliver Alzheimer’s drug directly into brain


March 21st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a new way to deliver Alzheimer's drugs directly to the brain, potentially opening the way to a more effective treatment for sufferers. Efforts ... Read more...

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Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

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Scientists create DNA engine that can be observed in real-time


February 7th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Oxford have succeeded in creating a programable molecular transport system, the workings of which can be observed in real time.The ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology could help smuggle drugs into the gut


November 5th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Nanotechnology can be used to deliver drugs to intestinal target, according to a new study.There are several drugs that would have more beneficial therapeutic effects if they could ... Read more...

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Tata’s water purifier wins top innovation prize


October 27th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Tata's inexpensive water purifier, aimed at households that may not have electricity, bagged the top prize in The Wall Street Journal's Asian Innovation Awards.The purifier named Swach, which ... Read more...

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Pfizer to acquire King Pharmaceuticals for $3.6 billion in cash


October 12th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Pfizer and King Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which Pfizer will acquire King for $3.6 billion in cash, ... Read more...

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‘Lab on a chip’ micro rheometer to improve viscosity tests dramatically


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a miniature device that can make complex viscosity measurements on sample sizes as small as a ... Read more...

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New drug delivery patch to treat many more ailments sans painful pricks


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Scientists at Purdue University have developed a new pump for microneedles drug delivery patch to deliver a wider range of medications than now possible with conventional patches."There are ... Read more...

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Now, a method to predict nanoparticle interaction with human body


August 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method to predict how nanoparticles interact with human body.Their work could have implications for improved human and environmental safety ... Read more...

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Mailman Stephen Hale Facing Drug Selling Charges


August 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A postal worker named Stephen Hale of Gloucester has been slapped with charges of drug delivery by the cops. The mailman allegedly supplied drugs in his ... Read more...

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Unique light-activated membrane that acts like a traffic signal for gas


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): Scientists have developed first of its kind membrane that blocks gas from flowing through it when one colour of light is shined on its surface, ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in English ivy ‘key to making sunscreen safer, more effective’


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Inspired by English ivy's amazing clinging power, a researcher has discovered that the tiny particles secreted from ivy rootlets could hold the key to making sunscreen safer and ... Read more...

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Targeted treatment for prostate cancer to be tested


April 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are set to test targeted treatment for prostate cancer.The partnership with Areva Med will see UC scientists using the lab of Zhongyun ... Read more...

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Exploiting cancers’ own architecture may lead to their destruction


March 11th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists have now discovered a novel way of enhancing drug delivery to tumours: using cancer's own architecture to bring about its downfall.Solid tumours need a good blood ... Read more...

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Japanese scientist develops ‘painless’ injection


March 4th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): If you have always dreaded an injection, a Japanese researcher has given you a big reason to smile by developing a painless new vaccine delivery technique.Kanji Takada, a ... Read more...

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Truckload of confiscated marijuana disappears


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Louisville, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A truck full of confiscated marijuana has simply disappeared between Memphis and Louisville. The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported on Sunday that around 1,700 pounds of marijuana ... Read more...

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Police Watch As $1Million in Marijuana Stolen?


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Louisville KY Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Leaving from Memphis, Tennessee, a group of police officers were given the assignment of escorting a transfer truck carrying more than 1700 pounds of cannabis ... Read more...

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Indian-American helps develop synthetic red blood cells


December 18th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian-American have developed synthetic particles that closely mimic the characteristics and key functions of natural red blood cells (RBCs), including softness, flexibility, and the ... Read more...

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Novel computer model to pave way for safer stents


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed new computer models to predict physiologically realistic drug delivery patterns from stents in branched arterial vessels.Scientists including Elazer ... Read more...

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Researcher develops biodegradable stent for hearts patients


November 25th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) Stents that keep weakened arteries from collapsing have been true life-savers, but are no longer needed once the arteries are strengthened. Now, a researcher has developed a biodegradable ... Read more...

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Antioxidant enzyme-containing particles may help repair injured heart


November 16th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has shown that microscopic polymer beads, developed by researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, can help deliver an antioxidant enzyme made ... Read more...

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