Nano-sensor measures tension of tissue fibres

Bacteria are able to attach themselves to tissue fibres with the aid of a 'nano-adhesive'. Just how they achieve this was investigated a few years ago by Viola Vogel, Professor of Applied Mechanobiology at ETH Zurich, using ...

Three-dimensional force microscopy

FAU researchers develop method of measuring forces of tumor cells as they migrate through connective tissue.

Gadolinium-based particles show and treat tumours

Neutron-capture therapy (NCT) provides an effective localised treatment for irradiating cancer tumours. However to ensure only cancerous cells are destroyed it is helpful to see where NCT drugs have accumulated in order to ...

Medical nanoparticles: local treatment of lung cancer

Nanoparticles can function as carriers for medicines to combat lung cancer: Working in a joint project at the NIM (Nanosystems Initiative Munich) Excellence Cluster, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) and ...

Swarms of robots could fight cancer (with your help)

Cancer researchers are not shy of using nanotechnology. Their work is making promising headway into developing safer and more effective treatments. And now, new developments in the area mean that the general public can help ...

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