News tagged with cytotoxicity

Nanofibers Carry Toxic Peptides Into Cancer Cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have long known that certain peptides are capable of killing cells by inserting themselves into the cell membranes and disrupting normal membrane structure and function. Now, researchers at Northwestern ...

dateApr 22, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Nanoparticles for controlled drug release

Scientists from CIC bioGUNE and the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO) in Bordeaux have jointly undertaken a project to develop "smart" nanoparticles. These polymeric particles act as "nanomissiles" against ...

dateJun 13, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Anti-tumor drugs tested by microfluidic device

A prototype device developed in Hong Kong will allow laboratory researchers to non-invasively test drugs for their ability to kill tumors by subjecting cancerous cells with different concentration gradients. The new device ...

dateOct 05, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Yeast unravels effects of chemotherapy drugs

Until now, the mode of action of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate (N-BP) cancer drugs, used to relieve bone pain and to prevent skeletal complications in bone metastasis, has been almost entirely unknown. Researchers writing ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Biotechnology
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