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Diagnostic Imaging

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.

Searching for New Treatments for Pediatric Cancer

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.

Treat Acne with Coconut Oil and Nano-Bombs

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.

NABsys Hybridization-Assisted Nanopore Sequencing Platform

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.

Transdermal Delivery

A MicroArray Patch technology is being developed for the transdermal delivery of large molecule drugs, without the use of injections.

Biomedical Attraction of Magnetic Nanoparticles

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.

The Role of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in the Fight Against Cancer

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.

Treating Brain Tumors using Nanomedicine Techniques

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.

4SPIN Electrospinning Device from Contipro

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.

Nanomagnets Target Treatment to Injured Arteries

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.

Imaging on the Cellular Level: A Video Interview with Tuan Vo-Dinh

The noted researcher in biomedical optics discusses new imaging techniques involving nanotechnology, plasmonics, and the use of molecular sentinels for biosensing and diagnostics.

ElectroNeedle Biomedical Sensor Array

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.

Introduction to COMS 2014 - Emerging Technologies for 21st Century Energy and Health Solutions

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.

Nano-Silver Wound Dressings Earn Manning Innovation Award

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.

AFM imaging of DNA related structures - Webinar by Prof Alexander Kotlyar

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.

Just Imagine: Future science

Naomi Halas says nanotechnology could cure cancer; Gerhard Knies explains how the sun could give us all clean energy.

Removing Cancer with Aid of 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.

"Nano-Vehicles" to Target 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.

Can Nanotechnology Help Increase Life Span of Human Beings

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.

Einstein Researchers Discuss Nanotechnology and Erectile Dysfunction

Kelvin P. Davies, Ph.D., and Joel M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., discuss their research using nanotechnology to deliver erectile drug treatments.

The Small Wonder - Tailor-Made Medicine Could Make the Cancer Journey Less Painful

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.

Muscle Physiology and Nanotechnology - Interview with Professor Michael Ferenczi

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.

Research Work at the University of Strathclyde Using Dip Pen Nanolithography

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.

Emerging Technologies for Nano-Engineered Medicine - Part I

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.

Nano Optics - Helping Everyone from Surgeons to Scientists to See Better

An Oklahoma company, Access Optics, is using nanotechnology to help everyone from surgeons to scientists to see better.

Designing Biomolecular Materials for Biomedicine and Nanotechnology

Professor Ulijn describes some of his recent novel work into the design of biomolecular materials.

Nanotechnology in Cancer Treatment

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.

Pulmonary Nanoparticle Delivery

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.

Artificial Joint Material Using Carbon Nanotubes

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.

Atomic Force Microscopy in Imaging Biological Systems

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.

Cancer and Carbon Nanotubes - Method for Treating Cancer using Nanotechnology

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.

DNA Transistor to Read DNA Molecules

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.

Turning Hope Into Reality — Research to Restore Veterans' Abilities

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.

DNA and Nanotechnology

The Biodesign Institutes Hao Yan uses DNA as a nanotechnology building block for biosensors, bioelectronics and human health applications.

Animation and Nanotechnology - Visualization of Bacteriophage T4

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.

Nanosensors - The Uses of Nanosensors

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.

Supramolecular Self-Assembly And The Origins Of Life

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.

Using Magnetic Nanoparticles to Combat Cancer

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.

Single Cell Manipulation with Micropipette

Hands-on experiment showing the manipulation of a single mouse primary bone marrow cell with a glass micropipette assisted by a miBot micromanipulator.

Nanotechnology and Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

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.

Emerging Technologies for Nano-Engineered Medicine - Part II

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.

DNA Repair Nanorobot

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.

Nanotechnology Breakthroughs and Medicine

This European Commission video looks at how micro and nanotechnologies are revolutionising medicine.

Revolutionary Medical Dressing Uses Nanotechnology to Fight Infection

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.

Fighting Cancer with Nanotechnology

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.

Creating Skin Out of Corn

This video looks at a corn protein thats helping researchers make new skin for burn victims.

Drug Combo Shows Promise in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

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.

Silver, Nano and You

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?

Using the Nanosight NS500 to Image and Size Viruses

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.

Using Nanotechnology to Treat Pediatric Cancers

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.

NanoBees Join War on Cancer

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.

Atoms to X-rays: NanoCircuits, NanoOrgans and NanoArt

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.

Nanomedicine - What is Nanomedicine?

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

Nano-composite Hydrogels and Their Application to Healthcare

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.

Nanotechnology Behind Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

A team of scientists from the Royal Institution's Davy Faraday Research Laboratory and UCL explain the nanotechnology behind a breakthrough in cancer treatment.

Using Nanotechnology to Detect Disease

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.

Early Detection of Cancer with Magnetic Nanotags

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.

Nano Barcodes Detecting Diseases in People and Animals

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.

Nanotechnology Scalp Care

Hosokawa Powder Technology Research Institute, a member of the Hosokawa Micron Group, is currently in the process of developing new scalp care using nanotechnology.

Tiny Fragments of Salmonella Bacteria Used to Treat Cancer

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.

Blood Brothers: Particles Form Strong Bonds in Blood Vessels

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.

MIT Flash Mob Demonstrates Nanoparticle Drug Delivery

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.

Nanotechnology Makes Portable HIV Monitoring Possible

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.

Tour and Demonstration of the Clean Room Facilities at Albright Technologies

Liquid medical silicone molding in Albright's Clean Room.

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Grow New Bone

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.

Curing Cancer: IT-101 Nanoparticle Drug for Cancer Treatment

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?

Nanobots for Looking After Astronauts' Health During Long Space Flights

Nasa's plan for looking after astronauts' health during long space flights - nanobots!

Nanotechnology to end insulin injections for diabetics

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.

Self-Assembly of a DNA-carbon nanotube hybrid

Carbon nanotubes cause single stranded DNA molecules to undergo a conformational change that enables DNA bases (green) to stick to the carbon nanotube wall.

Nanoparticle-Delivered "Suicide" Gene Therapy for Ovarian Cancer

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.

Nanomatrix Coating For Stents Promises Improvements

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.

Role of Nanotechnology in the Clinical Laboratory

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.

Combining Nanotechnology with Cutting Edge Medical Applications

Nanotech expert Gregg Early discusses some exciting new developments that combine nanotechnology with cutting edge medical applications.

Drug Delivery without Needles

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.