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Tiny Nanocrystals Could Light Up Cancer Cells

Tiny Nanocrystals Could Light Up Cancer Cells

Researchers in China have developed tiny nanocrystals that could be used in the next generation of medical imaging technologies to light up cancer cells. In a study published in the inaugural issue of the journal Applied Materials Today, a new rapid, online only publication, the team of researchers describe how they make these films which are based on the heavy metals lanthanum and europium. [More]
Wide use of Nano Fibers in Soft Tissue Implants to Boost Global Medical Composite Material Market for Orthopedics

Wide use of Nano Fibers in Soft Tissue Implants to Boost Global Medical Composite Material Market for Orthopedics

Technavio has published a new report on the global medical composite material market for orthopedics, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of above 7% from 2015-2019. [More]
Complex Nature of Swimming Tracks of Microorganisms Could Help Study Film Thickness for Scientific Applications

Complex Nature of Swimming Tracks of Microorganisms Could Help Study Film Thickness for Scientific Applications

In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports today, the motion of micro-organisms as they swim through various types of fluid channels show "quite strange and new" responses for single cell organisms, including the performance of somersaults, meandering wanderings, and even a ballistic type of behavior, wrote Sunghwan "Sunny" Jung, a member of the Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics. [More]
Colored Nanoparticles Distinguish Between Yellow Fever Virus, Ebola and Dengue in Paper-Based Test

Colored Nanoparticles Distinguish Between Yellow Fever Virus, Ebola and Dengue in Paper-Based Test

When a fever strikes in a developing area, the immediate concern may be: Is it the common flu or something much worse that requires quarantine? To facilitate diagnosis in remote, low-resource settings, researchers have developed a paper-based device that changes color, depending on whether the patient has Ebola, yellow fever or dengue. The test takes minutes and does not need electricity to work. [More]
MIT Technology Review Honors MIT Koch Institute’s Canan Dagdeviren on Innovators Under 35 List

MIT Technology Review Honors MIT Koch Institute’s Canan Dagdeviren on Innovators Under 35 List

Today, MIT Technology Review reveals its annual list of Innovators Under 35. For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. For her work in the field of nanotechnology and materials, Canan Dagdeviren of MIT’s Koch Institute has been recognized as an inventor on the list. [More]
MRI Scanners can Non-Invasively Steer Cells with Nanoparticles to Tumour Sites

MRI Scanners can Non-Invasively Steer Cells with Nanoparticles to Tumour Sites

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered MRI scanners, normally used to produce images, can steer cell-based, tumour busting therapies to specific target sites in the body. [More]
U.S. FDA Grants QIDP, Fast Track Designations to Matinas BioPharma’s MAT2203 Lead Antifungal Product Candidate

U.S. FDA Grants QIDP, Fast Track Designations to Matinas BioPharma’s MAT2203 Lead Antifungal Product Candidate

Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying and developing safe and effective antifungal and anti-bacterial therapeutics for the treatment of serious and life-threatening infections, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the Company's lead drug candidate MAT2203 as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) with Fast Track status. [More]
Nanotube Fibers Bridge Electrical Gaps in Scarred Heart Tissue

Nanotube Fibers Bridge Electrical Gaps in Scarred Heart Tissue

Researchers from Rice University and Texas Heart Institute are investigating the application of soft, pliable carbon nanotube fibers to fix electrical gaps in heart tissues damaged by cardiac arrhythmias, which affect over 4 million people in America every year. [More]
NanoViricides to Accelerate Program for Herpecide Drug Development

NanoViricides to Accelerate Program for Herpecide Drug Development

NanoViricides, Inc.,, a nanomedicine company developing anti-viral drugs, reports that it is accelerating its HerpeCide™ drug development program. [More]
Significant Advancement in Use of Photodynamic Therapy to Combat Ovarian Cancer in Laboratory Animals

Significant Advancement in Use of Photodynamic Therapy to Combat Ovarian Cancer in Laboratory Animals

Researchers at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the use of photodynamic therapy to combat ovarian cancer in laboratory animals, using a combination of techniques that achieved complete cancer cell elimination with no regrowth of tumors. [More]