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Nanoparticles that stick wounds together

In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been developed ...

dateOct 09, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Nanopatch polio vaccine delivers

Efforts to rid the world of polio have taken another significant step, thanks to research led by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

dateOct 05, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Tracking the body's mini-shuttles

The development of a new technique for labelling the body's own transporters—exosomes—could have long term benefits in the treatment of life-threatening medical conditions, including cancer.

dateSep 28, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Ancient ink for cancer treatment

For hundreds of years, Chinese calligraphers have used a plant-based ink to create beautiful messages and art. Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that this ink could noninvasively and effectively treat cancer cells that ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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To improve health monitoring, simply trip the 'nanoswitch'

Engineered strands of DNA—nanoscale tools called "nanoswitches"—could be the key to faster, easier, cheaper and more sensitive tests that can enable high-fidelity detection of biomarkers indicating the presence of different ...

Going nano in the fight against cancer

Imagine being able to see the signs of cancer decades before we can now. URI Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Roxbury and researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have invented a technique that ...

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging—MRI—multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into ...

Protein to stop acute cerebral hemorrhage

A research team led by Won Bae Jeon at DGIST's Companion Diagnostics and Medical Technology Research Group conducted a joint study with the research team of Professor Jong Eun Lee at Yonsei University's College of Medicine ...

Assembling nanomachines in bacteria

Osaka University researchers use X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to resolve the assembly of the export gate apparatus in Salmonella. The new details of this nanomachine are expected to clarify how bacteria infect ...

MRI contrast agents accumulate in the brain

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has provided new guidance in the use of contrast agents during MRI scans. Emerging research suggests gadolinium-based contrast agents, injected in a patient's ...

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