New technology to monitor chemotherapy using magnetic nanoparticles

Researchers from Michigan State University propose a novel non-invasive magnetic particle imaging (MPI) to monitor chemotherapy release in vivo. This method employs superparamagnetic nanoparticles as the contrast agent to monitor drug release in the body. In this study researchers designed iron oxide nanocomposite loaded with a chemotherapy drug doxorubicin which serves as a drug delivery … Continue reading New technology to monitor chemotherapy using magnetic nanoparticles

Understanding interaction between heart muscle cells and nanoscaffoding

Researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have researched nanofibrous scaffold structure and its interaction with rat heart muscle cells.  This study revealed that cardiac muscle cells envelop nanofibers as they grow, but fibroblasts tend to spread out on fibers forming several focal adhesion sites.Nanofibers enveloped by Heart muscle cells. The 3-D model … Continue reading Understanding interaction between heart muscle cells and nanoscaffoding

Researchers create better wearable medical sensors based on graphene nano-flakes

Team of researchers at University of British Columbia Okanagan campus have developed a practical way to monitor and interpret human motion.The sensor is made by infusing graphene nano-flakes (GNF) into a rubber-like adhesive pad. Najjaran says they then tested the durability of the tiny sensor by stretching it to see if it can maintain accuracy … Continue reading Researchers create better wearable medical sensors based on graphene nano-flakes

New nanofiber bandages accelerate healing process

Researchers from National University of Science and Technology MSIS has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacterial composition and plasma components of human blood. Biodegradable bandages made from these fibers will accelerate the growth of tissue cells twice as quickly, contributing to the normal regeneration of … Continue reading New nanofiber bandages accelerate healing process

Gene therapy using lipid based nanoparticles

Lipid nanoparticles (SLNs and NLCs) are regarded as highly promising systems for delivering nucleic acids in gene therapy. Literature review by researchers at PharmaNanoGene describes these systems and their main advantages in gene therapy, such as their capacity to protect the gene material against degradation, to facilitate cell and nucleus internalization and to boost the transfection process.View of … Continue reading Gene therapy using lipid based nanoparticles

Development of thin-film biomaterials using nanofibres to be used as scaffolding for bone regeneration

In future, it may be possible to use nanofibres to improve the attachment of bone implants, or the fibres may be used directly to scaffold bone regeneration. This would aid the healing of fractures and may enable the care of osteoporosis. This is detailed in a new dissertation.Hydroxyapatite nanofibre film produced at the University of … Continue reading Development of thin-film biomaterials using nanofibres to be used as scaffolding for bone regeneration

MESO-BRAIN stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques to replicate neural networks

Aston University heading up major €3.3m stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques that could replicate brain's neural networks.Aston University has launched MESO-BRAIN, a major stem cell research project which it hopes will develop three-dimensional (3D) nanoprinting techniques that can be used to replicate the brain’s neural networks.The cornerstone of the MESO-BRAIN project … Continue reading MESO-BRAIN stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques to replicate neural networks

New approach to treating cancer with therapeutic short interfering RNA (siRNA) delivered by nanohydrogel nanoparticles

A novel targeted therapy using nanoparticles has enabled researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology to purge ovarian tumors in limited, in vivo tests in mice. "The dramatic effect we see is the massive reduction or complete eradication of the tumor, when the 'nanohydrogel' treatment is given in combination with existing chemotherapy," said chief researcher … Continue reading New approach to treating cancer with therapeutic short interfering RNA (siRNA) delivered by nanohydrogel nanoparticles

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology and Nanoscience for better health

Nanoscience research involves molecules that are tiny compared to the size of cancer cells and that have the potential to profoundly improve the quality of our health and our lives. Now nine prominent Nano scientists look ahead to what we can expect in the coming decade, and conclude that nanoscience is poised to make important contributions in … Continue reading Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology and Nanoscience for better health

Researchers focus on using Nanoparticles to improve drug delivery in HIV patients

New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of nanotechnology.  The research, conducted by the collaborative nanomedicine research programme led by Pharmacologist Professor Andrew Owen and Materials Chemist Professor Steve Rannard, examined the use of nanotechnology to improve the … Continue reading Researchers focus on using Nanoparticles to improve drug delivery in HIV patients