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Ion Channels with Short Carbon Nanotubes Can be Inserted into Live Cell Membranes

Ion Channels with Short Carbon Nanotubes Can be Inserted into Live Cell Membranes

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA. [More]
Researchers Analyze Role of Nanostructures Around Brain Cells

Researchers Analyze Role of Nanostructures Around Brain Cells

Freiburg researchers decipher the role of nanostructures around brain cells in central nervous system function [More]
DNA-Based Tension Probes Map How Cells Mechanically Sense Their Environments

DNA-Based Tension Probes Map How Cells Mechanically Sense Their Environments

Adherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all multi-cellular organisms, are mechanically engineered with precise forces that allow them to move around and stick to things. Proteins called integrin receptors act like little hands and feet to pull these cells across a surface or to anchor them in place. When groups of these cells are put into a petri dish with a variety of substrates they can sense the differences in the surfaces and they will "crawl" toward the stiffest one they can find. [More]
Thermosponge Nanoparticle Platform Efficiently Delivers Important Proteins

Thermosponge Nanoparticle Platform Efficiently Delivers Important Proteins

A research team led by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has developed and tested a novel nanoparticle platform that efficiently delivers clinically important proteins in vivo in initial proof-of-concept tests. [More]
Tiny ‘Nanodomain’ Structures with Concentrated ANK3 Gene Levels Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Tiny ‘Nanodomain’ Structures with Concentrated ANK3 Gene Levels Linked to Bipolar Disorder

A nano-sized discovery by Northwestern Medicine® scientists helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness. [More]
Nanoscale Protein Fibers Incubated with Curcumin Continue to Assemble to the Microscale

Nanoscale Protein Fibers Incubated with Curcumin Continue to Assemble to the Microscale

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. [More]
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]