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Thursday, June 08, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
New contrast agents may be on horizon for better medical imaging
Research by scientists based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may lead to the development of a new breed of "multimodal" contrast agents that could work within a host of medical imaging platforms -- from ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) to magnetic resonance imaging and molecular imaging.

Thursday, June 08, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Magnetic Field Acts as "Remote Control" to Deliver Nanomedicine
A nanoparticle-based drug delivery concept in which an applied magnetic field directs the accumulation in tumor cells of custom-designed, drug-filled nanocarriers has been demonstrated by University at Buffalo researchers.

Monday, June 05, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanoparticles Open New Avenues for Photodynamic Therapy
Two newly published papers suggest that nanoparticles may provide the means for targeting tumors with photosensitizers.

Saturday, June 03, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Stabilizing Liposomes with Nanoparticles
Drug-loaded liposomes were the first engineered nanoparticles to find clinical utility in treating cancer patients, but the initial promise they showed has not translated well into a wide range of anticancer agents.

Saturday, June 03, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Friends of the Earth Has Found Nanomaterials in a Significant Number of Personal Care Products
Friends of the Earth report highlights unregulated risks of nanoparticles in cosmetics and sunscreens

Friday, June 02, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Biobarcode Nanoparticles Enable Multiplexed DNA Detection
Gold nanoparticles containing DNA "barcodes" may provide that next generation technology

Saturday, May 13, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Silica-Coated Iron Oxide Yield Versatile Nanoparticles for Biomedicine
By melding magnetic and luminescent properties with an easily modified surface, a team of investigators at the National Research Council of Canada have created what could prove to be a highly versatile nanoparticle system for imaging and delivering drugs to tumors

Friday, May 12, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Gold Nanoparticles Trapped Inside Viral Protein Shell
Using a short piece of DNA as a template, a team of investigators at North Carolina State University has assembled a complete viral coat around a gold nanoparticle.

Saturday, May 06, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Polymeric Nanoparticles Entrap Diverse Biological and Cancer Targeting Agents
In a novel twist on nanoparticle formation, a research team at the Northwestern University Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) has developed a polymer nanoparticle that contains bioactive small molecules as part of its chemical structure.

Sunday, April 30, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Targeted Nanoparticles Destroy Prostate Tumors
Biodegradable polymer nanoparticles, linked to a protein-binding nucleic acid known as an aptamer and loaded with the anticancer agent docetaxel, can target and kill prostate tumors growing in mice. Using this targeted nanoparticle to deliver docetaxel appears to reduce the toxic side effects associated with this drug.

Thursday, April 27, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Gold Nanoparticles Screen for Novel DNA Binding Drugs
Thanks to nanotechnology, researchers have a sorely needed technique for rapidly screening potential triplex binders.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Exploring Nanoparticle Toxicity
Ensuring that nanoparticles are safe for use in humans will be a key factor in determining how big of an impact nanotechnology has on the detection and treatment of cancer

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Use of Silver Nanoparticles Rapidly Expanding in the Consumer and Medical Markets - Report
Bourne Research reports that the ability to produce particles of silver at the nanoscale is allowing companies to leverage its known antimicrobial properties in ways never before imagined as an effective means of infection control.

Monday, April 17, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Characterizing Gold Nanoparticles
As researchers continue to develop a wide range of nanoparticle-enabled technologies for detecting and treating cancer, there is a growing need to understand how the basic physical properties of a particular nanoparticle affect biologically relevant behavior such as cellular uptake and antitumor activity.

Monday, April 17, 2006 | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
“Green” Method Developed For Making Gold Nanoparticles
Turning to a unique class of liquids known as ionic solvents, researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, in Daejeon, have developed a simple, far less polluting method of producing pure metal nanoparticles for use in biomedical applications.

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