Nanotechnology in Medicine Videos

Nanotechnology in Medicine Videos
A team of scientists from the Royal Institution's Davy Faraday Research Laboratory and UCL explain the nanotechnology behind a breakthrough in cancer treatment.
Liquid medical silicone molding in Albright's Clean Room.
The noted researcher in biomedical optics discusses new imaging techniques involving nanotechnology, plasmonics, and the use of molecular sentinels for biosensing and diagnostics.
Nasa's plan for looking after astronauts' health during long space flights - nanobots!
This technology may reduce the cost of whole-genome DNA sequencing by more than four orders of magnitude. This will allow for the elucidation of the genetic components of complex disease states and ultimately for the adoption of personalized and preventive medicine.
A challenge for nanotechnology in this research is to create a device which can carry a drug payload to it's target, be monitored throughout it's journey and deliver, without being attacked and destroyed by the body's natural defences.
Human DNA is under constant assault from harmful agents such as ultraviolet sunlight, tobacco smoke and a myriad of chemicals, both natural and man-made. Because damage can lead to cancer, cell death and mutations, an army of proteins and enzymes are mobilized into action whenever it occurs. Therefore there is a system of DNA repair in a cell.
Nanoparticles are being developed for diagnostic imaging, for the early detection of neurological disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The technology is based upon contrast nanoparticles which can be metallic, magnetic or polymeric in nature. These particles can be functionalised with a biological targeting agent such as an antibody and are generally between 10 and 100 nm in diameter.
The ElectroNeedle patch detects and identifies biological markers just beneath the skin's surface. Microneedles of various heights enable the patch's biological-recognition layer to contact appropriate tissue - for example, interstitial fluid in the epidermal layers or blood in the deeper dermal layers.
A MicroArray Patch technology is being developed for the transdermal delivery of large molecule drugs, without the use of injections.
Award-winning video featuring an overview of leading-edge cancer nanotechnology research at University of California, San Diego's Moore Cancer Center. The NanoTumor Center is funded by NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology and the video is produced by NanoTecNexus in collaboration with Mindeliver Media.
UCSD chemist Mike Sailor showcases how complex structures of near molecular dimensions, called nano structures, are being developed for diverse applications from increasing computer performance to new tools for medicine and even art.
Nanoparticle delivery of diphtheria toxin-encoding DNA selectively expressed in ovarian cancer cells reduced the burden of ovarian tumors in mice, and researchers expect this therapy could be tested in humans within 18 to 24 months, according to a report in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Near field optical microscopy using AFM in combination with laser to produce high resolution images at the nanoscale on samples ranging from quantum dots to biological samples. The focus is on imaging various biological systems.
Scientists and engineers are collaborating across disciplines to develop and network miniaturized intelligent nanosensors that can rapidly and remotely detect change in their surroundings. These sensors have a wide range of potential applications: environmental, medical, military and transportation. This workshop will focus on revealing the chemistry and physics behind the creation and application of these sensors.
This is a highly accurate visualization of the Bacteriophage T4 based on Cryo-EM datasets of the virus. The scope of the animation is to show the infection process of the T4 into an E. coli cell. All scientific data sets and motion based off of research from Michael Rossmann Laboratory (Purdue University). Courtesy of Seyet LLC.
Hongjie Dai is a chemist at Stanford University. He and his team of researchers have developed a method for treating cancer using carbon nanotubes, synthetic rods so tiny that thousands could fit in a single cell. The team coats carbon nanotubes in the B-vitamin folate. In that way they can fit the nanotubes to the numerous folate receptors present on cancer cells.
This is a nice video about treating brain tumors by using nanomedicine techniques. It was made by "Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana". It actually says that the best way to treat these kind of cancers is to do a controlled release of chemotherapy directly into the site using silica reservoirs.
One exciting potential application of nanotechnology is to revolutionize the ways of drug delivery. CNT can be used effectively as a vehicle to deliver drugs to the targeted sick cell (such as a cancer cell) with unprecedented accuracy and efficiency.
Researchers are using nanotechnology to develop a medical dressing which will detect and treat infection in wounds. Scientists at the University of Bath and the burns team at the Southwest UK Paediatric Burns Centre at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol are working together with teams across Europe and Australia to create an advanced wound dressing.
Naomi Halas says nanotechnology could cure cancer; Gerhard Knies explains how the sun could give us all clean energy.
Imagine popping a pain pill that's not only smaller, but could be up to nine times more effective. Local researchers have discovered a way to make big things small and it could revolutionise our medication.
The Biodesign Institutes Hao Yan uses DNA as a nanotechnology building block for biosensors, bioelectronics and human health applications.
A nanomatrix for stent coating designed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) mimics natural endothelium, the substance that lines blood vessels, and promises the potential to prevent post-operative tissue scaring along the blood vessel wall, greatly reducing the possibility of future thrombosis, or blockage at the stent site. This next generation nanotechnology could prove vital to reducing coronary artery disease, the number one cause of death in the United States, said Ho-Wook Jun, Ph.D., a UAB assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering and principal investigator on the discovery.
This short video shows how the Nanosight NS500 system can be used to image and size viruses in real time with no sample preparation. Measurements can also be verified by video footage, taking only minutes to complete.
Dr. Timothy Triche and his team at The Saban Research Institute at our hospital are working to find better and safer treatments for children with cancer. His team is developing nanotechnology in order to deliver targeted chemotherapy payloads directly to the cancer cells, leaving the healthy cells in tact.
Dr. Graham Duncan and his team at the University of Strathclyde explain how they use Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN) in their research. In particular they are looking at cells and other biological systems to gain a better understanding of how the human body works. Their work has huge potential and enormous benefits for the human race.
Siteman Cancer Center, provides a research and clinical resource in the Midwest for both the fundamental exploration of nanotechnologies applied to cancer and also their translation, commercialization and application in the clinical environment.
Insulin injections may soon be a thing of the past for diabetics thanks to nano-technology. At UCSF Professor of bioengineering, Tejal Desai, implants millions of pancreatic cells that secrete insulin into tiny capsules that can be implanted into the body in an effort to create an artificial pancreas. When blood sugar flows inside the capsule, it stimulates the cells to produce insulin to control sugar levels. The device has nano pores, pores so small that the body's antibodies cannot get in to attack the cells, but large enough that the insulin can flow out and into the body.
A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk lauric acid -- shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The student developed a smart delivery system published in the journal ACS Nano in March capable of delivering lauric-acid-filled nano-scale bombs directly to skin-dwelling bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that cause common acne.
Searching for biomarkers that can warn of diseases such as cancer while they are still in their earliest stage is likely to become far easier thanks to an innovative biosensor chip developed by Stanford University researchers.
This great webinar by Professor Alexander Kotlyar from Tel Aviv University discusses the use of AFM techniques to analyze the structure of DNA and related structures.
A panel of experts from a wide range of industries come together to discuss whether or not nanotechnology can help increase the life span of human beings. With genetic alteration and genetic therapies.
What if we could screen for thousands of diseases all at once with just a single drop of blood. What if we could search out and destroy cancer cells without surgery or chemotherapy? What if we could restore eyesights by injecting tiny particles that help the body repair injured nerves? These scenarios may seem far-fetched but they are among the long term goals of researchers working in the new field of nanomedicine
More than 70% of patients with pancreatic cancer derived a clinical benefit when treated in a small, phase I trial with the combination of nanoparticle albumin bound paclitaxel (Abraxane) and gemcitabine (Gemzar), investigators reported here.
Dr. Federman will develop and test targeted nanoparticles to treat pediatric sarcomas (aggressive and often lethal bone and soft tissue cancers), in which the survival rate for patients is less than 20% despite incredibly aggressive chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation treatments. This completely novel and high-risk project would be a breakthrough in our current treatment of pediatric cancers, leading to the development of powerful new therapeutic strategies in aggressive childhood malignancies. If successful, we hope to rapidly translate this technology from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside.
Nanotech expert Gregg Early discusses some exciting new developments that combine nanotechnology with cutting edge medical applications.
Nanotechnology cancer treatments use tiny particles to unleash poisons into cancer cells without the harmful side effects of chemotherapy. Learn how nanotechnology is improving cancer treatments with information from a doctor in this free video on cancer.
Functionalized nano- and microscale particle systems have become a key component in biomedical applications, from drug delivery to prosthetics. Their small size and potential for modification and functionalization make them ideal for performing specific tasks within the human body.
Help is on the way for people with a fear of needles. Monash researchers have designed a drug delivery device that does away with injections.
Kelvin P. Davies, Ph.D., and Joel M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., discuss their research using nanotechnology to deliver erectile drug treatments.
Carbon nanotubes cause single stranded DNA molecules to undergo a conformational change that enables DNA bases (green) to stick to the carbon nanotube wall.
One of the predominant features of nano-materials is an extremely high surface area. Emerging Science joins Chris Landry, professor of chemistry at the University of Vermont, as he describes how nanotechnology applications are improving the efficacy of cancer drugs by delivering more medicine to patients.
Courtesy of Newswise MedNews. Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a potential new treatment against cancer that attaches magnetic nanoparticles to cancer cells, allowing them to be captured and carried out of the body.
Bee toxin and target it to cancer cells? Museum of Science nanotechnology correspondent Alex Fiorentino tells the story of two intrepid Washington University researchers who asked... and found out.
This video examines the MagForce Nanotechnologies AG method of using nanotechnology to fight cancer. Its proprietary system of therapy is based on injecting aminosilane-coated iron oxide nanoparticles into a tumor which has already been localized. These nanoparticles are then subjected to a high-frequency alternating magnetic field, causing them to vibrate and produce heat which then damages or destroys the tumor cells.
In our continuing series on the science of the small, we see how scientists have miniaturized technology not too different from what you can find in the grocery store, tiny barcodes that could detect diseases in people and animals.
At nano tech 2009, nano-composite hydrogels and their application to healthcare were presented, from the NEDO project on "R&D on Practical Use of New Medical Components Using Nano-Composite Hydrogel." NC gel has very good mechanical properties and high transparency, swelling properties, and absorptiveness. It is therefore expected to have applications in medicine.
This video is a simple and easy to understand demonstration of how engineered nanoparticles can be used to detect and diagnose various diseases in the body.
David Lynn, professor of biomolecular chemistry at Emory University, is at the forefront of innovative research on supramolecular self-assembly and the origin of life, leading to discoveries which could play a role in new drug design, genetic engineering and nanotechnology, and provide a better understanding of the origins of living systems, and the causes of Alzheimer's Disease.
Nanotechnology is a term widely used today that describes mans ability to control the manufacture of functional nanosystems, or to deliberately create structures at the nano scale that exhibit unique properties. Dr. Steven C. Kazmierczak provides a basic understanding of the concepts underlying nanotechnology, and describes how materials function differently at the nano level compared with the macro scale. The importance of nanotechnology as it relates to medical technology is the primary focus.
Interview with Professor Michael Ferenczi of Imperial College London. On issues concerning Nanotechnology and its application in biology and what role fundamental research plays in developing new technologies.
Presented by MANCEF and the University of Utah Center for Engineering Innovation at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, COMS 2014 is the 19th edition of the international conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology.
Dr. Ogan Gurel interviews Dr. Dean Ho (Assistant Professor of Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University) discusses " Emerging Technologies for Nano-Engineered Medicine " In this second excerpt, Dr. Ho discusses two of the projects in his laboratory involving nanodiamond materials for therapeutic drug delivery and nano-films in vivo localized drug release.
Nanotech correspondent Alex Fiorentino descibes how scientists from Australia are using tiny drug delivery packages derived from Salmonella to destroy cancer cells in mice. The packages deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to cancer cells, and have shown promising results in eliminating even drug-resistant cancers. Clinical trials are set to begin next month in Australia. Watch this videocast to learn more.
This is a video about the journey into the world of nanotechnology in cancer.
The researchers from North Carolina State University have developed what they call nano-sized cargo vehicles that can be loaded with anti-cancer drugs and target tumor cells inside the human body. The delivery system, a virus known as the Red Clover Necrotic Mosiac Virus, has a built-in "cargo space" of 17 nanometers, which can be loaded with anti-cancer drugs.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies is developing a new generation of DNA sequencing technology that does not require fluorescent labels or optical instrumentation, identifying the series of bases directly using electronics. This animation shows the BASE sequencing process.
In the fight against cancer, nanotechnology introduces unique approaches to diagnosis and treatment that could not even be imagined with conventional technology. New tools engineered at sizes much smaller than a human cell will enable researchers and clinicians to detect cancer earlier, treat it with much greater precision and fewer side effects, and possibly stop the disease long before it can do any damage.
Canadian researchers are testing a new device that may soon detect flu viruses circulating at malls or airports and warn people about them. The sensor is designed to detect a specific strain of flu virus, such as the new strain of swine flu, or influenza A (H1N1), as well as measure its concentration in the air. It is being developed by physicist Luc Beaulieu and his team at Memorial University in St. John's, N.L.
Nano-sized particles of silver are terrific at fighting bacteria and mold, and are being used in hospital settings and for food storage. But they're also being incorporated into more casual types of consumer products, like children's toys and clothing. Could this lead to a harmful accumulation of nano silver in our wastewater treatment plants and in our rivers and streams?
UNL chemical engineers create a super-sensitive device that can "feel" individual cancer cells, leading to major benefits in cancer detection and treatment, as well as advances in robotics.
The 4SPIN from Contipro is a device for preparing nanofiber layers from solutions of synthetic and natural polymers and is capable of generating random and ordered nanofiber layers with different degrees of alignment, even in sterile rooms.
Magnetic-materials specialist Kevin O'Grady predicts a big future for magnetic nanoparticles in clinical applications ranging from targeted drug delivery to the heat treatment of cancerous tumours.
A pulmonary delivery device, based on surface acoustic wave technology, is being developed for the delivery of drugs such as insulin, in the form of a liquid aerosol.
An Oklahoma company, Access Optics, is using nanotechnology to help everyone from surgeons to scientists to see better.
A team of IBM Researchers is exploring new and innovative ways to quickly read human DNA at a low cost -- an advancement that can lead to important breakthroughs in health condition diagnosis and treatment.
At nano tech 2009, artificial joint material using carbon nanotubes was presented, from NEDO's project on "Development of High-Performance Artificial Joint Sliding Components by Nano Biotechnology." Conventionally, polyethylene and ceramics are used for artificial joints. The project developed an entirely new material that combines carbon nanotubes with those materials. The research team aims to extend the life of artificial joints, which is currently 15-20 years, reducing the need for replacement operations.
This video looks at a corn protein thats helping researchers make new skin for burn victims.
The drugs that often save people from cancer can also leave them with terrible and even lie-threatening side effects. The answer may not be replacing medication such as chemotherapy, but instead designing a better plan of attack on a very smart but tiny level. It is called nanotechnology and it is ready to revolutionize medicine as we know it.
This European Commission video looks at how micro and nanotechnologies are revolutionising medicine.
Dr. Ogan Gurel interviews Dr. Dean Ho (Assistant Professor of Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University) discusses " Emerging Technologies for Nano-Engineered Medicine " In this first excerpt, Dr. Ho discusses some of the interesting challenges an opportunities involved in the intrinsically interdisciplinary work required for nanotechnology.
Presented by MANCEF and the University of Utah Center for Engineering Innovation at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, COMS 2014 is the 19th edition of the international conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology.
VA Research is dedicated to restoring injured Veterans to their greatest possible functional capacity in their families, communities, and work places. For those who lost limbs from combat traumas or because of complications such as diabetes, VA researchers are designing and building lighter, more lifelike prostheses using leading-edge technologies such as robotics, tissue engineering, and nanotechnology, and are studying how to best match available prosthetic components to the needs of amputees.
This is a demonstration of how to make hydrogel scaffold libraries for rapid screening of cell-material interactions in 3D. This approach will help accelerate the development of new devices for tissue engineering applications.
Hosokawa Powder Technology Research Institute, a member of the Hosokawa Micron Group, is currently in the process of developing new scalp care using nanotechnology.
In a new NCI-funded study, researchers will be merging nanotechnology and cancer surgery techniques with the aim of finding tumor cells. Dr. Shuming Nie (Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology) explains how nanotechnology and related technology would be able to aid cancer surgeons.
This video shows the features of the ASPEX Rx foreign particle analyzer for characterization of particles of pharmaceutical products.
Material scientists are developing carbon nanotubes to regenerate bone within the body to overcome some of the challenges and limitations of conventional bone implants. They are proposing to coating the carbon nanotube bone scaffold with collagen to promote new bone regeneration.
Professor Ulijn describes some of his recent novel work into the design of biomolecular materials.
Nanotech correspondent Alex Fiorentino reveals how a new device made in Marlborough, MA is using nanotechnology to bring HIV monitoring out of the hospital and into remote regions in need of treatment. The device, called the PointCare NOW machine, labels blood cells with gold nanoparticles instead of traditional fluorescent tags. As a result, it can assess the severity of HIV quickly and portably, and without the need for expert technicians.
Manning Innovation Award winner Rober Burrell talks about using silver to create high-tech wound dressings that changes what we know about how silver can work in healthcare.
Around 200 students and staff from MIT and the Boston area acted out the delivery of chemotherapeutics to cancer cells via nanoparticles at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT.
Stems cells can help repair damaged arteries, but it is difficult to get them to target problem areas. Nanotech correspondent Karine Thate tells how scientists at the University College London have figured out a way to use magnets to help direct the cells. Watch this videocast to learn how this method works.
Ten years ago, Mark Davis was a chemical engineer with a successful career-until his wife Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mary described her treatments as so unbearable that "she wanted to die." She turned to Mark and said, "there's got to be a better way-you can fix this." Mark felt like saying, "But I don't know squat about cancer." Instead, he immersed himself in a new field. Ten years later, Ray Natha, a pancreatic cancer patient with 3 months to live, agrees to be the first subject to be treated with IT-101, the nanoparticle drug Davis engineered. But will it work? And if it does, what are the implications for cancer treatment as we know it?