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Self-healing DNA nanostructures

May 30, 2019

DNA assembled into nanostructures such as tubes and origami-inspired shapes could someday find applications ranging from DNA computers…
New nanomedicine slips through the cracks

April 25, 2019

In a recent study in mice, researchers found a way to deliver specific drugs to parts of the…
Cells use sugars to communicate at the molecular level

March 5, 2019

The human body is made up of 30 to 40 million cells, a large and complex network of…
Rallying Point for Macrophages

June 5, 2017

Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a surprising new role for the immune cells…
New technique uses immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs

January 4, 2017

Many groups are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver drugs that fight cancer to the tumor…
Forces at play: A new infection route for bacteria

December 23, 2016

The bacteria that cause the shigella intestinal disease use a toxin that exploits a physical force in the membrane of cells.…
How to keep nanoparticle caterpillars safe from the crows of the immune system

December 20, 2016

In the lab, doctors can attach chemotherapy to nanoparticles that target tumors, and can use nanoparticles to enhance…
New nanomedicine approach aims to improve HIV drug therapies

October 25, 2016

New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies…
Nanofiber Coating Prevents Infections in Artificial Joints

October 25, 2016

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they…
Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries

September 22, 2016

Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries Rice scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal…
Swarms of magnetic bacteria could be used to deliver drugs to tumors

September 21, 2016

Researchers funded in part by NIBIB have recently shown that magnetic bacteria are a promising vehicle for more…
Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

September 18, 2016

Researchers with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center successfully developed a synthetic polymer that can transport a…
High-capacity nanoparticle

September 14, 2016

Particles that carry three or more drugs hold potential for targeted cancer therapy. Nanoparticles offer a promising way…
Lab team spins ginger into nanoparticles to heal inflammatory bowel disease

August 19, 2016

A recent study by researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center took them to a not-so-likely destination:…
Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision

August 16, 2016

Administering anti-cancer drugs redefined Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a…
Radiation-guided nanoparticles zero in on metastatic cancer

June 30, 2016

Zap a tumor with radiation to trigger expression of a molecule, then attack that molecule with a drug-loaded…
New nanoparticle technology developed to treat aggressive thyroid cancer

June 21, 2016

Platform designed to deliver nanotherapy effective in preclinical models of metastatic anaplastic thyroid cancer Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC),…
Nanoscale Trojan horses treat inflammation

May 23, 2016

Nanosized Trojan horses created from a patient’s own immune cells have successfully treated inflammation by overcoming the body’s…
Novel gene therapy shows potential for lung repair in asthma

May 18, 2016

A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs…
Dressed to kill: Tailoring a suit for tumor-penetrating cancer meds

April 11, 2016

For more than a decade, biomedical researchers have been looking for better ways to deliver cancer-killing medication directly…
Shape-shifting engineered nanoparticles for delivering cancer drugs to tumors

February 21, 2016

Professor Warren Chan designs modular nanoparticles attached to strands of DNA that can change shape to gain access…
Nanoparticle therapy that uses LDL and fish oil kills liver cancer cells

February 8, 2016

An experimental nanoparticle therapy that combines low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and fish oil preferentially kills primary liver cancer cells…
Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment

February 3, 2016

UC Davis researchers have developed a way to use the empty shell of a Hepatitis E virus to…
Scientists synthesize nanoparticles that can deliver tumor suppressors to damaged livers

January 26, 2016

UT Southwestern Medical Center chemists have successfully used synthetic nanoparticles to deliver tumor-suppressing therapies to diseased livers with…
Using nanoparticles to combat arteriosclerosis

January 7, 2016

Researchers at the University of Bonn have developed a method for cell replacement in diseased vessels In industrialized…
How multiple sclerosis can be triggered by brain cell death

December 14, 2015

Nanoparticles stop the progressive disease and are being developed for humans Multiple sclerosis (MS) may be triggered by…
New Nanoparticles Pack One-Two Punch against Cancer

December 9, 2015

Layer-by-layer nanoparticles enable efficient delivery of multiple drugs into cancer cells Cancer cells are notoriously good at becoming resistant…
Guided ultrasound plus nanoparticle chemotherapy cures tumors in mice

December 7, 2015

Thermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer.…
Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy

November 23, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier Glioblastoma multiforme, a cancer…
Nanotechnology inspires next-generation dental materials

October 20, 2015

Have a cavity? Ask your dentist about filling it with a mixture of nanoparticles including silica and zirconia.…
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