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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
MIT develops nanoparticles to battle cancer
On a quest to modernize cancer treatment and diagnosis, an MIT professor and her colleagues have created new nanoparticles that mimic blood platelets

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Faster, low cost sequencing technologies needed to drive era of personalized medicine
DNA testing is transforming health care and medicine, but current technologies only give a snapshot of an individual's genetic makeup.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
MIT implant measures tumor growth, treatment
The implant contains nanoparticles that can be designed to test for different substances, including metabolites such as glucose and oxygen that are associated with tumor growth.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Spelling out cancer on the nanoscale
Tumors start small and stay quiet, yet their intentions are clearly spelled out internally, if we could only read them. No matter how small, every tumor reveals its identity in tiny amounts of abnormally expressed proteins called oncoproteins. Being able to read trace oncoprotein levels from early-stage tumors would speak volumes to physicians and cancer researchers. Enter nano-fluidics and the art of reading a lot from very little.

Sunday, December 10, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Multifunctional Nanoparticles Image and Treat Brain Tumors
Combining two promising approaches to diagnosing and treating cancer, a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Michigan has created a targeted multifunctional polymer nanoparticle that successfully images and kills brain tumors in laboratory animals.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
NIH Nanomedicine Center draws on NYU School of Medicine expertise
As biomedical science progresses, physicians apply increasingly refined tools to treat disease. Researchers hope it will eventually be possible to use tools based on the emerging field of nanomedicine. The idea is to repair the body on the tiny scale of molecules—at the nano-scale or roughly one millionth the size of an ant—to reach inside cells and fix what may be broken.

Sunday, November 19, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Polymer Coating Improves Tumor-Targeting Nanoparticles
Adding a thin coating of the biocompatible polymer poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) to the surface of sulfur-modified, or thiolated, nanoparticles designed to fall apart inside tumors, prolongs the time that the resulting nanoparticles remain in tumors.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Photoswitches could restore sight to blind retinas
The major cause of blindness in this country is the death of rods and cones in the retina, a disease called macular degeneration. A possible new therapy — giving the gift of sight to other retinal cells — received a boost this month by NIH's nanomedicine initiative, which awarded UC Berkeley scientists $6 million to pursue the technique

Saturday, October 28, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Quantum Dots Aid Cancer Imaging Studies
Using multiple quantum dots researchers at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research have developed a method for accurately mapping lymphatic flow from more than one drainage basin.

Friday, October 27, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
The National Institutes of Health has completed its national network of eight Nanomedicine Development Centers
The Nanomedicine Initiative applies an engineering approach to the study of cellular and subcellular systems in an effort not only to understand, but to precisely control molecular complexes that operate at the nanoscale.

Thursday, October 26, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Immune Cell Communication, Cooperation Keys to Hunting Viruses, Jefferson Immunologists Show
Immunologists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have used nanotechnology to create a novel “biosensor” to solve in part a perplexing problem in immunology: how immune system cells called killer T-cells hunt down invading viruses.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Portable 'lab on a chip' could speed blood tests
Testing soldiers to see if they have been exposed to biological or chemical weapons could soon be much faster and easier, thanks to MIT researchers who are helping to develop a tiny diagnostic device that could be carried into battle.

Friday, September 15, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
MIT's molecular sieve advances protein research
New MIT technology promises to speed up the accurate sorting of proteins, work that may ultimately aid in the detection and treatment of disease.

Sunday, September 03, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Preclinical Tests Show Acid-Sensitive Nanoparticles Treat Ovarian Cancers with Little Toxicity
Animals treated with this nanoparticle formulation do not appear to experience adverse side effects that often limit the ability of patients to tolerate chemotherapy.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Rush Researchers Explore Use of Nanotechnology as Diagnostic and Screening Tool for Women’s Health
Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer is a Goal

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