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2013-09-19 15:33:27

Microscopic, bottle-like structures with corks that melt at precisely-controlled temperatures could potentially release drugs inside the body or fragrances onto the skin, according to a recently published study. Typical drug delivery systems act more like sponges than bottles. For example, drugs are absorbed into polymer particles and then allowed to diffuse out over time. The researchers hope that the new system may allow for greater control of drug delivery. Cargo would stay inside the...

2013-08-23 10:48:08

Gold nanoparticles with special coatings can deliver drugs or biosensors to a cell's interior without damaging it Cells are very good at protecting their precious contents — and as a result, it's very difficult to penetrate their membrane walls to deliver drugs, nutrients or biosensors without damaging or destroying the cell. One effective way of doing so, discovered in 2008, is to use nanoparticles of pure gold, coated with a thin layer of a special polymer. But nobody knew exactly why...

2013-08-12 09:51:39

The multipronged approach directly attacks cancer cells, blocking the growth of cancer-supporting blood vessels and stimulating an antitumor immune response A unique nanoscale drug that can carry a variety of weapons and sneak into cancer cells to break them down from the inside has a new component: a protein that stimulates the immune system to attack HER2-positive breast cancer cells. The research team developing the drug – led by scientists at the Nanomedicine Research Center, part...

2013-08-10 23:01:16

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Global Nanomedicine Market 2012-2016” to its store. The report covers the market in the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 This report forecasts the Global Nanomedicine market to grow at a CAGR of 12.57 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the emergence of nanorobotics. The Global Nanomedicine market has also witnessed the increasing use of...

Tiny Silicon Crystals Could Be Safe For Deep-tissue Imaging
2013-07-31 13:54:50

University at Buffalo Tiny silicon crystals caused no health problems in monkeys three months after large doses were injected, marking a step forward in the quest to bring such materials into clinics as biomedical imaging agents, according to a new study. The findings, published online July 10 in the journal ACS Nano, suggest that the silicon nanocrystals, known as quantum dots, may be a safe tool for diagnostic imaging in humans. The nanocrystals absorb and emit light in the...

2013-07-12 23:02:29

Transparency Market Research Published new "Biosensors Market (Electrochemical, Optical, Piezoelectric & Thermistor) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/biosensors-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Biosensors Market - Global...

2013-07-10 15:59:10

Researchers have developed a concept to potentially improve delivery of drugs for cancer treatment using nanoparticles that concentrate and expand in the presence of higher acidity found in tumor cells. The concept involves using nanoparticles made of "weak polybases," compounds that expand when transported into environments mimicking tumor cells, which have a higher acidity than surrounding tissues. The researchers used sophisticated modeling to show how the particles would accumulate in...

2013-05-24 23:24:33

A recent study from Stony Brook University examines the presence and effects of gold nanoparticles that are found in everyday items, most notably cosmetics. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills says that he expects further studies will find other nanoparticles responsible for accelerating the visual signs of aging. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 According to a April 18, 2013 Stony Brook University report titled “SBU-Led Study Reveals Nanoparticles Found in Everyday...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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