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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]
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]