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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]
UCLA Receives NCI Grant to Advance Vault Nanomedicine for Treatment of Lung Cancer

UCLA Receives NCI Grant to Advance Vault Nanomedicine for Treatment of Lung Cancer

A $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research program will enable UCLA scientists and industry partners to take an innovative lung cancer treatment through the final steps toward its first clinical trial. [More]
New Report on Global Biochips and Nanobiotechnology-Based Nano-Arrays Market

New Report on Global Biochips and Nanobiotechnology-Based Nano-Arrays Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech's new report "Biochips and Microarrays - Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering. [More]
Professor Chris Toumazou Earns 2014 Faraday Medal for Semiconductor DNA Sequencing Technology

Professor Chris Toumazou Earns 2014 Faraday Medal for Semiconductor DNA Sequencing Technology

DNA Electronics (‘DNAe’), the inventors of semiconductor DNA sequencing technology and developers of a new, revolutionary point-of-need test for sepsis, announces today that its founder, Chairman and CEO Professor Chris Toumazou FRS, FREng, FMEDSci, FIET, FIEEE, FCGI, FRSM has been awarded the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)’s highest honour, the 2014 Faraday Medal. [More]
Two Finnish Life Science Companies Launch Upcon Upconverting Nanoparticle System

Two Finnish Life Science Companies Launch Upcon Upconverting Nanoparticle System

The life science field has seen numerous detection technologies come and go over the years. Some are shooting stars and others become the golden standard. Photon upconversion is a novel detection technology that has raised much enthusiasm among researchers during recent years. [More]
Superior Hybrid Gold Nanoparticle Cardiac Patch for Tissue Engineering

Superior Hybrid Gold Nanoparticle Cardiac Patch for Tissue Engineering

Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new gold standard in cardiac tissue engineering. [More]
NSF Nano-Biosensing Program Awarded Grant to Develop Smart Bioanalytical Systems

NSF Nano-Biosensing Program Awarded Grant to Develop Smart Bioanalytical Systems

A team of researchers from Clarkson University and the University of Missouri have secured a grant from the National Science Foundation for their work in nano-biosensing. [More]
UCLA Re-Engineers Antibiotics to Enhance Activity Against Persister Cells

UCLA Re-Engineers Antibiotics to Enhance Activity Against Persister Cells

We face an urgent global health problem because scientists are not developing new antibiotics as fast as bacteria are developing antibiotic resistance. [More]