Cylindrical nanoparticles more deadly to breast cancer
(Phys.org) —Cylindrical shaped nanoparticles are seven times more deadly than traditional spherical ones when delivering drugs to breast cancer cells, an international team of researchers has discovered.
Researchers looking to use nanographene oxide to destroy tumors
Two-way traffic enable proteins to get where needed, avoid disease
It turns out that your messenger RNA may catch more than one ride to get where it's going.
New technique controls dimensions of gold nanorods while manufacturing on a large scale
North Carolina State University researchers have a developed a technique for efficiently producing nanoscale gold rods in large quantities while simultaneously controlling the dimensions of the nanorods and ...
Nanotech researchers prove two-step method for potential pancreatic cancer treatment
A new method of microscopic drug delivery that could greatly improve the treatment of deadly pancreatic cancer has been proven to work in mice at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Barcodes for trees: Study identifies genetic fingerprints of endangered conifers
In the tropics and subtropics, many evergreen conifers are endangered. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have collected the world's largest Podocarpaceae collection. Together with colleagues ...
To treat cancer, is the force strong with nanorobots?
(Phys.org) —Every day, more than 20,000 people around the world succumb to cancer, according to statistics compiled by the World Health Organization. Thousands more continue to suffer through treatment ...
Scientists show how cells protect their DNA from catastrophic damage
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have unveiled a profound biological process that explains how DNA can be damaged during genome replication. In addition, the scientists developed a new analytical tool to measure ...
Nanoparticles can overcome drug resistance in breast cancer cells
Nanoparticles filled with chemotherapeutic drugs can kill drug-resistant breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the scientific journal Biomaterials.
Early detection of cancer: Fluorophore-labeled cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors for imaging of overexpression
Molecules that bind and illuminate proteins specific to tumor cells are key to detecting cancer as early as possible. The cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme is just such a protein, as the concentration of COX-2 ...
Big results from tiny particles
Creating and manipulating particles made of just a few atoms is all in a day's work for Dr Richard Tilley.
Argonne X-rays point way to Nobel Prize, better medicine
You may not know what research earned the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. But chances are that it will impact your life or that of someone you know.
Social media brings academic journals to general readers
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Dermatology shows that a handful of academic journals have successfully leveraged social media to reach ...