Antibiotic nanoparticles attack respiratory infection and reduce drug side effects

Researchers from Germany, Brazil and France have shown that the use of nanoparticles to carry antibiotics across biological barriers can be effective in treating lung infections.   ...

Graphene shows potential as novel anti-cancer therapeutic strategy

University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells. This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or...

Magnetic nanoparticles could stop strokes caused by blood clots

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist Institute researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1000 times faster than...

Worms lead way to test nanoparticle toxicity

The lowly roundworm is the star of an ambitious Rice University project to measure the toxicity of nanoparticles.   The low-cost, high-throughput study by Rice scientists Weiwei...

A spoonful of sugar in silver nanoparticles to regulate their toxicity

The use of colloidal silver to treat illnesses has become more popular in recent years, but its ingestion, prohibited in countries like the US, can be harmful to health. Scientists from the Max...

Limitations with carbon nanotubes in blood-facing medical devices discovered

Scientists in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Trinity College Dublin, have made an important discovery about the safety issues of using carbon nanotubes as biomaterials...
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