Search Tag: nanoparticle

Cardiology Management

Anti-Inflammatory Nanomedicine Reduces Atherosclerosis

2015 24 Feb

Researchers have developed nanometre-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries, which could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis. This research by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Columbia University Medical Center is published online in Science Translational... Read more

IT Management

Soft Robotics Lend a ‘Hand’ To Surgery, Drug Delivery

2015 07 Feb

A tiny robotic ‘hand’ made from flexible, partially biodegradable material could assist physicians with remotely guided surgery, and eventually deliver drugs to parts of the body which are otherwise difficult to reach. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland used hydrogels in the formation of a soft, self-folding... Read more

IMAGING Management

1 Nanoparticle = 6 Types of Medical Imaging

2015 22 Jan

Researchers have created a nanoparticle that can be detected by six medical imaging techniques: computed tomography (CT) scanning, positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, fluorescence imaging, photoacoustic imaging, upconversion imaging and Cerenkov luminescence imaging. In the future, patients could receive a single injection of the nanoparticles... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Nanoparticle May Spur Leelamine Clinical Testing In Humans

2014 28 Oct

A team of researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a nanoparticle that can deliver a melanoma-fighting drug, leelamine, directly to cancer cells. The results of the research have been reported in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics . This is an important development since delivering cancer drugs directly to the tumours is quite difficult.... Read more