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'Upsalite' Created By Uppsala University Researchers
2013-07-18 10:51:53

Uppsala University A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The results are published today in PLOS ONE. The magnesium carbonate material that has been given the name Upsalite is foreseen to reduce the amount of energy needed to control environmental moisture in the electronics and drug formulation industry as well as in hockey rinks and ware houses. It can also be used...

2012-05-25 09:44:40

The scientific and technological literature is abuzz with nanotechnology and its manufacturing and medical applications. But it is in an area with a less glitzy aura-plant sciences-where nanotechnology advancements are contributing dramatically to agriculture. Researchers at Iowa State University have now demonstrated the ability to deliver proteins and DNA into plant cells, simultaneously. This is important because it now opens up opportunities for more sophisticated and targeted plant...

2011-05-04 21:29:32

The ability to use nanoparticles to deliver payloads of cancer-fighting drugs to tumors in the body could herald a fundamental change in chemotherapy treatment. But scientists are still at a relatively early stage in the implementation of this technology. Although developing nanoparticles that work as "magic bullets" "” selectively targeting tumors while sparing normal, healthy tissues "” is still the goal, the reality is that most of these nanocarriers are removed through the...

2010-08-10 14:34:31

New nanomaterial could improve therapeutics and imaging in cancer treatment Scientists from UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute and Korea's Yonsei University have developed an innovative method that enables nanomachines to release drugs inside living cancer cells when activated remotely by an oscillating magnetic field. The new system "” the first to utilize a class of porous nanomaterials driven by a magnetic core "” has the potential to improve both targeted...

2010-07-09 13:55:00

Findings hold important implications for cancer therapy The application of nanotechnology in the field of drug delivery has attracted much attention in recent years. In cancer research, nanotechnology holds great promise for the development of targeted, localized delivery of anticancer drugs, in which only cancer cells are affected. Such targeted-therapy methods would represent a major advance over current chemotherapy, in which anticancer drugs are distributed throughout the body, attacking...

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2010-05-22 08:37:44

Honeycombed particles filled with cancer drug act like time-release capsules at tumor site Packaging anti-cancer drugs into particles of chemically modified silica improve the drugs' ability to fight skin cancer in mice, according to new research. Results published May 3 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society online show the honeycombed particles can help anti-cancer antibodies prevent tumor growth and prolong the lives of mice. "We are very excited by our preliminary results," said...

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2008-04-01 11:20:00

'Nanoimpeller' releases anticancer drugs inside of cancer cellsResearchers from the Nano Machine Center at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a novel type of nanomachine that can capture and store anticancer drugs inside tiny pores and release them into cancer cells in response to light. Known as a "nanoimpeller," the device is the first light-powered nanomachine that operates inside a living cell, a development that has strong implications for cancer treatment. UCLA...


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