Scientists uncover how grapefruits provide a secret weapon in medical drug delivery
(Phys.org) —Grapefruits have long been known for their health benefits, and the subtropical fruit may revolutionize how medical therapies like anti-cancer drugs are delivered to specific tumor cells. University ...
Cancer drug found hiding in sunflower seed protein
University of Queensland scientists have found sunflower proteins and their processing machinery are hijacked to make rogue protein rings in a discovery that could open the door to cheaper, plant-based drug manufacturing.
A single cell endoscope: Researchers use nanophotonics for optical look inside living cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- An endoscope that can provide high-resolution optical images of the interior of a single living cell, or precisely deliver genes, proteins, therapeutic drugs or other cargo without injuring ...
Manufacturing genes to attack flu virus
An international research team has manufactured a new protein that can combat deadly flu epidemics.
Engineering algae to make complex anti-cancer 'designer' drug
Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer.
Electronically controlled "smart" drugs could minimize side effects
Potential side effects of many of today's therapeutic drugs can be downright frightening—just listen carefully to a drug commercial on TV. These effects often occur when a drug is active throughout the ...
Regulatory and scientific complexity of generic nanodrugs could delay savings for patients
Nanomedicine is offering patients a growing arsenal of therapeutic drugs for a variety of diseases but often at a cost of thousands of dollars a month. Generics could substantially reduce the price tag for patients—if only ...
Sea sponge potential source of new medicines
The sea sponge has provided Flinders University researchers with inspiration for the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents in the treatment of infectious diseases and cancers.
Brain researcher recognized for contributions to understanding, treatment of drug dependence
Warren K. Bickel, director of the Center for Substance Abuse at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the America Psychological Association Don Hake Translational Research ...
Researchers create prostate cancer 'homing device' for drug delivery
A new prostate cancer "homing device" could improve detection and allow for the first targeted treatment of the disease.
Programmable DNA scissors found for bacterial immune system
(Phys.org) -- Genetic engineers and genomics researchers should welcome the news from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) where an international team of scientists has discovered a new ...
When It Comes to Drug Delivery, Size Matters
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the great promises of nanotechnologies lies in its ability to create drug-containing nanoparticles decorated with targeting molecules that recognize and bind to cancer cells, providing drug delivery ...
Scientists use levitation to create better pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects
(Phys.org)—It's not a magic trick and it's not sleight of hand – scientists really are using levitation to improve the drug development process, eventually yielding more effective pharmaceuticals with ...
Biological circuits for synthetic biology
(PhysOrg.com) -- "If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own." ... Wes "Scoop" Nisker