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Genetic-Based NanoFlare Technology Can Detect Live Cancer Cells in the Bloodstream

Genetic-Based NanoFlare Technology Can Detect Live Cancer Cells in the Bloodstream

Metastasis is bad news for cancer patients. Northwestern University scientists now have demonstrated a simple but powerful tool that can detect live cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially long before the cells could settle somewhere in the body and form a dangerous tumor. [More]
Enrollment Begins for Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Novavax’ Seasonal Influenza VLP

Enrollment Begins for Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Novavax’ Seasonal Influenza VLP

Novavax, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants, today announced that enrollment has begun in a Phase 2 clinical trial of its recombinant quadrivalent seasonal influenza virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine candidate (Seasonal Influenza VLP). [More]
Student Research on Gold Nanostructures Wins Top Honors at Siemens Competition

Student Research on Gold Nanostructures Wins Top Honors at Siemens Competition

Months of dedication and hard work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) paid off tonight for three students named National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students. [More]
Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute Awards Grant to Develop Nanoparticles to Deliver Chemotherapy Drugs

Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute Awards Grant to Develop Nanoparticles to Deliver Chemotherapy Drugs

A urine-based test for early detection and monitoring of bladder cancer and a plan to develop nanoparticles to deliver chemotherapy drugs to bladder tissue are among the first round of projects awarded research grants by the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute. [More]
Researchers Synthesize Platelet-Like Nanoparticles that Can Do more than Clot Blood

Researchers Synthesize Platelet-Like Nanoparticles that Can Do more than Clot Blood

Stanching the free flow of blood from an injury remains a holy grail of clinical medicine. Controlling blood flow is a primary concern and first line of defense for patients and medical staff in many situations, from traumatic injury to illness to surgery. If control is not established within the first few minutes of a hemorrhage, further treatment and healing are impossible. [More]
The Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques Highlights nanOss® Clinical Data Results

The Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques Highlights nanOss® Clinical Data Results

RTI Surgical Inc.™ (RTI), a leading global surgical implant company, announced that The Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques published a study online highlighting nanOss® clinical data results. NanOss is an advanced bone graft substitute that is composed of nano-structured hydroxyapatite granules and an open structured engineered collagen carrier. [More]
UAMS Researcher Awarded Grant to Investigate Photoswitchable Nanoparticles for Cancer Diagnosis

UAMS Researcher Awarded Grant to Investigate Photoswitchable Nanoparticles for Cancer Diagnosis

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., recently was awarded a $1.5 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health to investigate his diagnostic concept — “In vivo reading written in blood” — with new stimuli-responsive nanoparticles circulating in blood. [More]
Researchers Receive US Patent for Genetics-based Nanotechnology to Safely Kill Insect Pests

Researchers Receive US Patent for Genetics-based Nanotechnology to Safely Kill Insect Pests

Kansas State University researchers have developed a patented method of keeping mosquitoes and other insect pests at bay. [More]
C&EN Article Details the Challenges on the Road to Generic Nanodrugs

C&EN Article Details the Challenges on the Road to Generic Nanodrugs

Nanomedicine is offering patients a growing arsenal of therapeutic drugs for a variety of diseases but often at a cost of thousands of dollars a month. Generics could substantially reduce the price tag for patients -- if only there were a well-defined way to make and regulate them. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, details the challenges on the road to generic nanodrugs. [More]
Charged Gold Nanoparticles Improve Residence Time of Molecules in Nanopores

Charged Gold Nanoparticles Improve Residence Time of Molecules in Nanopores

A research team headed by a professor from Virginia Commonwealth University has succeeded in improving a method used for determining the charge, size and shape of water-soluble molecules. Joseph Reiner, Department of Physics, Assistant professor of experimental nanoscience in the College of Humanities and Sciences and his co-workers have enumerated their discovery in an article "Enhanced Single Molecule Mass Spectrometry Via Charged Metallic Clusters," to be published in the Analytical Chemistry journal. [More]