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Important Advancement In the Treatment and Prevention of Bacterial Infection

Important Advancement In the Treatment and Prevention of Bacterial Infection

A new material which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol. [More]
Biodegradeable Nanofiber 'Patch' Seeded with hiPSC-CMs to Create Secure Environment for Stem Cells to Engraft

Biodegradeable Nanofiber 'Patch' Seeded with hiPSC-CMs to Create Secure Environment for Stem Cells to Engraft

Stem cell-based therapies have the potential to transform the treatment of almost every major health condition, but possibly none quite as prevalent as heart disease. As the world’s number one cause of death, heart disease kills more than 7.5 million people each year, and its irreversible course leaves millions more dependent on devices and medications to survive. [More]
JPK Reports the Exploration of Living Cells Using Nanoscale and Single Molecule SPM Techniques at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

JPK Reports the Exploration of Living Cells Using Nanoscale and Single Molecule SPM Techniques at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® 3 AFM system at the Université catholique de Louvain where it is used by the nanobio team to look at the nanoscopy of living cells. [More]
Scientists Successfully Characterize Molecular Structure of Small Heat Shock Protein

Scientists Successfully Characterize Molecular Structure of Small Heat Shock Protein

Small heat shock proteins ensure that other proteins do not clot, allowing the cell to survive stress. Defects in these "small helpers" are associated with medical conditions like cataracts and cancer. Now, scientists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have characterized a small heat shock protein responsible for embryonic development in the Caenorhabditis elegans nematode. Presumably, a similar protein exists also in humans. [More]
TechConnect 2015: Lehigh to Present Nanoscale Device to Capture Tumor Cells

TechConnect 2015: Lehigh to Present Nanoscale Device to Capture Tumor Cells

Lehigh University engineers, materials scientists and chemists will present their innovative breakthroughs to a national showcase of investors and industrial partners at the TechConnect 2015 World Innovation Conference and National Innovation Showcase in Washington on June 14-17. [More]
Nanoparticles Specifically Target Tough Cancer Stem Cells

Nanoparticles Specifically Target Tough Cancer Stem Cells

Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence within a few years. Recurrences and tumor spreading are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional cancer drugs. [More]
DNA Molecules Dragged Through Nanopores for Handheld Sequencing Device

DNA Molecules Dragged Through Nanopores for Handheld Sequencing Device

In February, when snowfall closed campus and kept her away from the lab, a Virginia Commonwealth University professor who was stuck at home did the kind of work typically reserved for scientists with ample lab space, large machines and a lot of funding. [More]
Soft, Nanocomposite Biomaterial Immune Organ Produces Antibodies

Soft, Nanocomposite Biomaterial Immune Organ Produces Antibodies

Cornell engineers have created a functional, synthetic immune organ that produces antibodies and can be controlled in the lab, completely separate from a living organism. The engineered organ has implications for everything from rapid production of immune therapies to new frontiers in cancer or infectious disease research. [More]
Study on Role of Ingested Nanoparticles in Physiology, Function of Gut and Gut Microbiome

Study on Role of Ingested Nanoparticles in Physiology, Function of Gut and Gut Microbiome

Researchers at Binghamton University believe understanding nano particles’ ability to influence our metabolic processing may be integral to mediating metabolic disorders and obesity, both of which are on the rise and have been linked to processed foods. [More]
Binary Code Successfully Recorded on Synthetic Polymer

Binary Code Successfully Recorded on Synthetic Polymer

Researchers have for the first time succeeded in recording a binary code on a synthetic polymer. Inspired by the capacity of DNA to retain an enormous amount of genetic information, a team from the Institut Charles Sadron de Strasbourg (CNRS) and the Institut de chimie radicalaire (CNRS/Aix Marseille Université) synthesized and read a multi-bit message on an artificial polymer. The results were published in Nature Communications on May 26, 2015. [More]