Bionanotechnology News RSS Feed - Bionanotechnology

University of Zurich Biochemists Reveal Structure of Iron-Transport Protein

University of Zurich Biochemists Reveal Structure of Iron-Transport Protein

For the first time, the three dimensional structure of the protein that is essential for iron import into cells, has been elucidated. Biochemists of the University of Zurich have paved the way towards a better understanding of iron metabolism. The results also provide a basis for novel approaches to treat iron-related metabolic diseases. [More]
AzCIM Proposed Project Selected by Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium

AzCIM Proposed Project Selected by Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium

The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), has chosen a project proposed by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, to receive research funding. [More]
Novavax’s RSV F-Protein Nanoparticle Vaccine Candidate Evokes Polyclonal Antibody Response to Antigenic Site II

Novavax’s RSV F-Protein Nanoparticle Vaccine Candidate Evokes Polyclonal Antibody Response to Antigenic Site II

Novavax, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants, today announced that its RSV F-protein nanoparticle vaccine candidate (RSV F Vaccine) evoked a polyclonal antibody response to antigenic site II, the same site targeted by the monoclonal antibody palivizumab (Synagis®), resulting in protection from an RSV challenge in an animal model. [More]
Major Advance in Implementation of ETPN Nanomedicine Translation Hub

Major Advance in Implementation of ETPN Nanomedicine Translation Hub

A major step in implementing the ETPN Translation Hub has been reached, with three European projects entering the finalisation stage of their EU Grant Agreements. The project ENATRANS is for networking of SMEs in the nano-biomedical sector and supporting the SMEs with getting their products from the laboratory phase to the clinical applications. [More]
Scientists Pinpoint Crucial Steps in DNA Replication

Scientists Pinpoint Crucial Steps in DNA Replication

The proteins that drive DNA replication—the force behind cellular growth and reproduction—are some of the most complex machines on Earth. The multistep replication process involves hundreds of atomic-scale moving parts that rapidly interact and transform. Mapping that dense molecular machinery is one of the most promising and challenging frontiers in medicine and biology. [More]
Nanoscale DNA Cocoons Target Cancer Cells

Nanoscale DNA Cocoons Target Cancer Cells

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. The work was done by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [More]
Synthetic nanopeptide with arm-like structures wraps around cholesterol and fats in the blood

Synthetic nanopeptide with arm-like structures wraps around cholesterol and fats in the blood

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have created a synthetic molecule that mimics "good" cholesterol and have shown it can reduce plaque buildup in the arteries of animal models. The molecule, taken orally, improved cholesterol in just two weeks. [More]
Gold Nanoparticles Help Measure Stickiness of Mucus Lining the Airways

Gold Nanoparticles Help Measure Stickiness of Mucus Lining the Airways

Some people might consider mucus an icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue, but to a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, snot is an endlessly fascinating subject. The team has developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of the slimy substance that lines our airways. The new method could help doctors better monitor and treat lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [More]
Nano-Lithography Enables Precise ‘Writing’ and ‘Positioning’ of Lipid Membrane Fragments

Nano-Lithography Enables Precise ‘Writing’ and ‘Positioning’ of Lipid Membrane Fragments

Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine. [More]
Magnetic Fields with Nanoparticles used to Control Brain Cells Remotely

Magnetic Fields with Nanoparticles used to Control Brain Cells Remotely

A proposal to develop a new way to remotely control brain cells from Sarah Stanley, a Research Associate in Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, headed by Jeffrey M. Friedman, is among the first to receive funding from U.S. President Barack Obama’s BRAIN initiative. The project will make use of a technique called radiogenetics that combines the use of radio waves or magnetic fields with nanoparticles to turn neurons on or off. [More]