Discovery lays the foundation for yeast-based drug synthesis
Fans of homebrewed beer and backyard distilleries already know how to employ yeast to convert sugar into alcohol. But a research team led by bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, has gone ...
Killer sea snail a target for new drugs
University of Queensland pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail.
Scientists advance cancer drug design with image of key protein
Scientists have pioneered the use of a high-powered imaging technique to picture in exquisite detail one of the central proteins of life – a cellular recycling unit with a role in many diseases.
Chitosan coated, chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells
Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according ...
Research could help point the finger at drug dealers
An innovative technology pioneered by Sheffield Hallam University academics can detect the presence of a range of illegal and designer drugs from a single fingerprint, which could be a valuable new tool in bringing drug dealers ...
New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
A team of scientists has invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects—before they show up in medical databases, like PubMed, or even before doctors ...
Nanowire implants offer remote-controlled drug delivery
A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled.
New system for fluid release could improve anti-fouling, drug delivery and self-healing materials
Anything you can do, nature can do better. Chemical delivery systems, self-healing cells, non-stick surfaces—nature perfected those long ago. Now, researchers at Harvard have hacked nature's blueprints ...
Biomedical breakthrough: Carbon nanoparticles you can make at home
Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads ...
New type of drug can target all disease-causing proteins
Current drugs block the actions of only about a quarter of known disease-causing proteins, but Yale University researchers have developed a technology capable of not just inhibiting, but destroying every ...
Biochemists devise new technique for blueprinting cell membrane proteins
Biochemists from Trinity College Dublin have devised a new technique that will make the difficult but critical job of blueprinting certain proteins considerably faster, easier and cheaper.
Intravenous nutrition source could reduce side effects of chemotherapy
A single dose of an FDA-approved intravenous nutrition source may be able to significantly reduce the toxicity and increase the bioavailability of platinum-based cancer drugs, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon University ...
Improving the delivery of chemotherapy with graphene
A new study published in IOP Publishing's journal 2D Materials has proposed using graphene as an alternative coating for catheters to improve the delivery of chemotherapy drugs.
Nanotechnology identifies brain tumor types through MRI 'virtual biopsy' in animal studies
Biomedical researchers at Cedars-Sinai have invented a tiny drug-delivery system that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through virtual biopsies and then attack the molecular structure of the disease.