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Thursday, June 14, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Bacteria ferry nanoparticles into cells for early diagnosis, treatment
Researchers at Purdue University have shown that common bacteria can deliver a valuable cargo of "smart nanoparticles" into a cell to precisely position sensors, drugs or DNA for the early diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.

Thursday, June 07, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Copernicus’ Nanoparticle Technology Applied to siRNA
Copernicus showed that the methods used to produce DNA nanoparticles were also very effective when applied to siRNA.

Sunday, May 27, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanoparticles Delivery of "Suicide DNA" Kills Prostate Tumors
Using nanoparticles developed by members of the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, a team of investigators at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, in Philadelphia, has developed a DNA-based therapeutic agent that has the potential to treat both enlarged prostates and localized prostate tumors.

Sunday, May 27, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Analyzing Nanoparticle Levels in Blood
With the race to develop nanoparticle-based therapeutics and imaging agents for cancer applications moving at full speed, a small but growing group of researchers is quietly developing the methods that are needed to fully characterize a wide variety of nanoscale materials and then detect and quantify their presence in blood and other human tissues.

Monday, May 21, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Targeted nanoparticles incorporating siRNA offer promise for cancer treatment
The use of targeted nanoparticles offers promising techniques for cancer treatment.

Sunday, May 13, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Fluorescent nanoparticles guide the way in a single living cell
Scientists from the University of Twente have successfully exploited the optical properties of fluorescent nanoparticles to broaden the scope of single-cell microscopy. By using nanoparticles, they succeeded in combining two different optical microscopy techniques on the same cell. This opens exciting new possibilities for cellular imaging.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
University of Missouri Researchers Examine the Environmental Effects of Silver Nanoparticles
Many everyday consumer items now utilize the emerging science of nanotechnology, and so, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia will examine whether the technology poses future problems for the environment.

Monday, April 30, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Gold Nanoparticles Help Detect a Toxic Metal: Mercury
With gold nanoparticles, DNA and some smart chemistry as their tools, scientists at Northwestern have developed a simple "litmus test" for mercury that eventually could be used for on-the-spot environmental monitoring of bodies of water, such as rivers, streams, lakes and oceans, to evaluate their safety as food and drinking water sources.

Sunday, April 22, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Intravenous nanoparticle gene therapy shows activity in stage IV lung cancer
A cancer-suppressing gene has been successfully delivered into the tumors of stage 4 lung cancer patients via an intravenously administered lipid nanoparticle in a phase I clinical trial at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The gene, FUS1, also was found to be active in the metastatic non-small cell lung cancer tumors.

Saturday, April 21, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Cancer tip - Nanoparticles can damage DNA, increase cancer risk
Tissue studies indicate that nanoparticles, engineered materials about a billionth of a meter in size, could damage DNA and lead to cancer, according to research presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Widely used iron nanoparticles exhibit toxic effects on neuronal cells
Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered that iron-containing nanoparticles being tested for use in several biomedical applications can be toxic to nerve cells and interfere with the formation of their signal-transmitting extensions.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanoparticles can track cells deep within living organisms
To the delight of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, living cells gobbled up fluorine-laced nanoparticles without needing any coaxing. Then, because of the unusual meal, the cells were easily located with MRI scanning after being injected into mice.

Saturday, March 10, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanoparticle Combination Therapy Kills Intractable Tumors
Administering a small amount of a potent but potentially toxic anticancer agent along with nanoparticles loaded with a second anticancer agent produced a dramatic inhibition of tumor growth in normally intractable cancers.

Saturday, March 10, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Watery Nanoparticles Deliver Anticancer Therapy
Ultrafine nanoparticles made of a lacy web of polymer and tiny pockets of water may prove to be an ideal vehicle for delivering light-activated drugs to tumors. Preliminary experiments, published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, show that cancer cells die quickly when treated with these nanoparticles and exposed to light.

Saturday, March 10, 2007 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Targeted Nanoparticles Image Early Tumors
Using nanoparticles targeted to the tiny blood vessels that surround even the smallest tumors, researchers at the Siteman Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) have developed a radioactive imaging agent that was able to identify human tumors in rabbits.

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