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2011-03-09 18:24:10

Nanodiamond-drug combo significantly improves treatment of chemotherapy-resistant cancers Chemotherapy drug resistance contributes to treatment failure in more than 90 percent of metastatic cancers. Overcoming this hurdle would significantly improve cancer survival rates. Dean Ho, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering at Northwestern University, believes a tiny carbon particle called a nanodiamond may offer an effective drug delivery solution for...

2009-09-01 12:30:00

Gene therapy holds promise in the treatment of a myriad of diseases, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes, among many others. However, developing a scalable system for delivering genes to cells both efficiently and safely has been challenging.Now a team of Northwestern University researchers has introduced the power of nanodiamonds as a novel gene delivery technology that combines key properties in one approach: enhanced delivery efficiency along with outstanding...

2009-09-01 10:50:41

U.S. scientists say they've created a gene therapy system using nanodiamonds to deliver genes to treat such diseases as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Northwestern University researchers said their scalable system that can deliver genes to cells both efficiently and safely combines key properties in one approach: enhanced delivery efficiency along with outstanding biocompatibility. Finding a more efficient and biocompatible method for gene delivery than is currently available is a major...

2009-05-18 10:17:43

A research team at Northwestern University has demonstrated a tool that can precisely deliver tiny doses of drug-carrying nanomaterials to individual cells.The tool, called the Nanofountain Probe, functions in two different ways: in one mode, the probe acts like a fountain pen, wherein drug-coated nanodiamonds serve as the ink, allowing researchers to create devices by "writing" with it. The second mode functions as a single-cell syringe, permitting direct injection of biomolecules or...

2005-09-09 18:51:19

ARGONNE, Ill. (September 9, 2005) "“ The newest promising material for advanced technology applications is diamond nanotubes, and research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is giving new insight into the nature of nanodiamond. Argonne researcher Amanda Barnard, theorist in the Center for Nanoscale Materials, is working with colleagues at two Italian universities who produced innovative diamond-coated nanotubes. The diamond-coated tubes resemble a stick of...

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