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New Commercially Viable Technique to Create Longer Custom-Designed Strands of DNA

New Commercially Viable Technique to Create Longer Custom-Designed Strands of DNA

Imagine taking strands of DNA – the material in our cells that determines how we look and function – and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic miniaturization to a whole new level. [More]
LGC Workshop in Teddington to Mark End of Three-Year NanoChOp Project

LGC Workshop in Teddington to Mark End of Three-Year NanoChOp Project

LGC is inviting nanotechnology manufacturers, standardisation organisations, regulators, research institutes and academia to a special workshop to mark the end of a three-year project to develop methods to characterise nanomaterials in complex matrices. [More]
NJHF Grant for Studies Evaluating Effects of Nanofiber Coating on Soft Tissue Regeneration

NJHF Grant for Studies Evaluating Effects of Nanofiber Coating on Soft Tissue Regeneration

Hongjun Wang, PhD, associate professor of chemistry, chemical biology & biomedical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation to advance research that may improve the quality and efficacy of dental implants, announced James M. Golubieski, president of NJHF. [More]
Biocompatible, Biodegradable EPL/PCL Nanoparticles with Effective Antibacterial Activity

Biocompatible, Biodegradable EPL/PCL Nanoparticles with Effective Antibacterial Activity

Many experimental and clinical data have demonstrated that antibiotic-resistance pathogens, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), may play a vital role in priming chronic inflammation. There is thus a great need to develop novel antibacterial materials, and particularly those that are less likely to lead to bacterial resistance. [More]
Revolutionary Microscopic Tool to Instantly Identify Single Virus Particle or Protein

Revolutionary Microscopic Tool to Instantly Identify Single Virus Particle or Protein

A microscopic tool, more than 1000 times thinner than the width of a single human hair, uses vibrations to simultaneously reveal the mass and the shape of a single molecule - a feat which has not been possible until now. [More]
Researchers Develop Hollow Microprobe Array to Achieve Flexibility in Single-Cell Manipulation

Researchers Develop Hollow Microprobe Array to Achieve Flexibility in Single-Cell Manipulation

Functional analysis of a cell, which is the fundamental unit of life, is important for gaining new insights into medical and pharmaceutical fields. For efficiently studying cell functions, it is essential to reconstruct cellular microenvironments by parallel manipulation of single cells. Various cell manipulation techniques including fluidic, optical, and electrical techniques have been developed. [More]
Scientists Decode Molecular and 3D Structure of Spiegelmers

Scientists Decode Molecular and 3D Structure of Spiegelmers

Using DESY's ultra bright X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have decoded the molecular and three-dimensional structure of two promising drug candidates from the new group of Spiegelmers for the first time. The results provide a deeper understanding of the mode of action of these substances that have already entered clinical trials. The researchers from the Universities of Hamburg and Aarhus (Denmark) together with colleagues from the biotech company NOXXON in Berlin present their work in the journal Nature Communications. [More]
Nanoparticle-Based Skin Ointment May Help Heal Painful Ulcers in Diabetic Patients

Nanoparticle-Based Skin Ointment May Help Heal Painful Ulcers in Diabetic Patients

A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report. [More]
UCLA Researchers Produce Images of Atomic Structures of Three Specific Biological Nanomachines

UCLA Researchers Produce Images of Atomic Structures of Three Specific Biological Nanomachines

Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have become the first to produce images of the atomic structures of three specific biological nanomachines, each derived from a different potentially deadly bacterium — an achievement they hope will lead to antibiotics targeted toward specific pathogens. [More]
Easy, Effective Method to Fasten Proteins to Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment

Easy, Effective Method to Fasten Proteins to Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment

Fastening protein-based medical treatments to nanoparticles isn't easy. [More]
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