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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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Light sensitive drugs to target cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new cancer treatment that uses light to target tumour cells, a method which promises greater effectiveness than available treatments. Scientists at the ... 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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Organic nanoparticle that uses sound, heat to treat tumors created


March 21st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): An organic nanoparticle that is completely non-toxic, biodegradable and nimble in the way it uses light and heat to treat cancer and deliver drugs, has been created by ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in nanocomposite for high-capacity hydrogen storage


March 14th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Hydrogen has been touted as a promising alternative to fossil fuels since the 1970s due to its clean combustion.But to replace the gasoline as a fuel, hydrogen ... Read more...

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Vaccine-delivering nanoparticles may help fight HIV, malaria


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Engineers at MIT have come up with a new type of nanoparticle that could safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as HIV and malaria.The new particles ... Read more...

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Nano drug promising in treatment of chronic wounds


February 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed a low cost, nanometer-sized drug to treat chronic wounds including diabetic foot ulcers or burns. Poor blood circulation arising from diabetes often results in skin ... Read more...

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New study paves way for better cancer treatment


February 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients.Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside ... Read more...

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New nanoparticles make blood clots visible to CT scanner


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers have designed nanoparticles that detect clots and make them visible to a new kind of X-ray technology.Gregory Lanza, a Washington University cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital said ... Read more...

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Nanoscale gene ‘ignition switch’ could help detect and treat cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an "ignition switch" to rev up gene ... Read more...

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‘Deathstalker’ scorpion venom could improve anti-brain cancer gene therapy


August 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that an ingredient in the venom of the 'deathstalker' scorpion could help gene therapy become an effective treatment for brain cancer.The substance allows therapeutic genes ... Read more...

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Poplar tree protein could boost computers’ memory capacity


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Protein molecules obtained from the poplar tree in combination with memory units based on silica nanoparticles could greatly expand the memory capacity of future computers, according to scientists ... Read more...

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Novel delivery device for gene therapy developed


July 7th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have created a nanoparticle that appears to effectively deliver genetic material into cells with minimal toxic effects.In lab experiments, the researchers have found that this device, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nano-lasers to light future homes


June 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have invented a way to 'print' lasers that could possibly be used to create wafer-thin televisions and lighting panels.Conventional lasers are expensive and are not used in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Popular nanoparticle can cause toxicity in fish


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A study by researchers at Purdue University has shown that a nanoparticle growing in popularity as a bactericidal agent is toxic to fish.Tested on fathead minnows - an ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology to turn paper into futuristic batteries


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to make lightweight paper batteries and supercapacitors cheaply -- by just dipping paper or fabric in a special ink infused with nanoparticles. Capacitors, ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology may help turn fabrics, paper into lightweight batteries


February 21st, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): An engineer has found a way to cheaply and efficiently manufacture lightweight paper batteries and supercapacitors, as well as stretchable, conductive textiles known as "eTextiles" - capable of ... Read more...

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Now, ‘nano cocktail’ to target and kill tumours


January 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have developed what they call a 'cocktail' of nano-sized particles that is capable of identifying and killing cancerous tumours.According to the team from ... Read more...

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How to make natural ‘wonder fabric’ - wool - more wonderful


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Chinese researchers have developed a new coating that may improve natural wonders of wool - making the so-called 'wonder fabric' more wonderful.Wool is already regarded as the "wonder ... Read more...

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Scientists devise sensor that can detect single nanoparticle and take its measurement


December 19th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 19 (ANI): A group of researchers at Washington University has devised a sensor on a chip that can not only detect but also measure a single nanoparticle.The research, led by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoprobes effective in delivering cancer drugs


December 15th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have shown that tiny nanoprobes are effective in delivering cancer drugs more directly to tumour cells and the correct cellular compartments.Purdue University Professor Joseph ... Read more...

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New nano-scale drug delivery system for chemotherapy


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist has developed a nano-scale drug delivery method that has been found to effectively eliminate cancer tumours after a single treatment.The Duke ... Read more...

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New technique enables nano self-assembly


October 24th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found a simple and yet powerfully robust way to induce nanoparticles to assemble themselves ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles may have negative effects on environment and human health


September 14th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A new analysis has indicated that the same properties of nanoparticles that make them so appealing to manufacturers may also have negative effects on the environment and human ... Read more...

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Now, a mini-magnet test to diagnose TB in just 30 minutes


August 8th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): It is now possible to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) in just 30 minutes, thanks to magnetic nanoparticles that can identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum, even at very low concentrations.Their ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles cross blood-brain barrier for ‘brain tumour painting’


August 4th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have succeeded in illuminating brain tumours by injecting fluorescent nanoparticles into the bloodstream that safely cross the blood-brain barrier-an almost impenetrable barrier that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoparticles’ colour-changing ability makes it possible to create self-erasing documents


July 9th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists have developed a film that exploits the colour-changing ability of nanoparticles, and can make it possible to create documents that wipe themselves clean after they've been read.Northwestern ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tumour-targeting nanoparticles may spare patients from toxic chemotherapies


June 17th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Central Florida say that they have created nanoparticles that may someday come to be used for targeting and destroying tumours, marking the end ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New nanoparticle may revolutionise cardiovascular disease treatment


June 5th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Scientists in America have developed a nanoparticle that may prove very helpful in treating cardiovascular disease.Scientists and engineers at UC Santa Barbara, who have done this work ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanotechnology may help fight HIV infection


May 4th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Biomedical engineers at Yale University have found a new method that may help stop HIV infection in future-a safe measure to deliver potentially therapeutic RNAs into vaginal cells ... Read more...

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Twin nanoparticle shows greater success at killing breast cancer cells


March 11th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): The side effects of medications given to breast cancer patients during chemotherapy occur because drugs released into the body target healthy cells as well as tumour cells. ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles created to illuminate tumours for safer drug delivery


February 23rd, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have created tiny flakes of silicon that glow brightly and illuminate tumours for a longer time to ensure better ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a real-life Fantastic Voyage submarine to blast cancer inside body


January 16th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): A real-life version of the "mini-submarine" injected into a scientist in the 1966 Hollywood movie Fantastic Voyage to repair a blood clot in his brain may soon ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer


December 31st, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a drug-delivery system by using tiny gold particles and infrared light, which may multiple medicines to be ... Read more...

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Nontoxic nanoparticle developed to deliver and track therapeutic drugs


November 19th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Penn State researchers have developed a nontoxic nanoparticle that shows promise as an all-around effective delivery system for both therapeutic drugs and the fluorescent dyes that can ... Read more...

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