Engineers Improve Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

Engineers have created a thin adhesive strip that could greatly improve the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy, a promising cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

Lina Zeldovich
October 22, 2018
Researchers Learn How to Regenerate Body Tissue with Electric Shocks

A team of researchers at Ohio State University has built a nanochip that successfully reprogrammed skin cells into muscle and nerve cells, which could help to regenerate worn-out heart muscles, damaged nerves, deteriorated retina, or severely burnt skin.

Lina Zeldovich
October 04, 2018
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Novel Treatment Offers Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanosponge cloaked in white blood cells that can absorb inflammatory proteins, a new approach to treatment that may help patients better manage rheumatoid arthritis and ease their suffering.

Kayt Sukel
October 01, 2018
Nanoparticles Bring the Cancer Fight Directly to Tumors

Nanoparticles designed with complementary chemical and mechanical forces improve the targeting of tumors with cancer-fighting drugs.

Kayt Sukel
September 17, 2018
“Sticking It” to Disease with Sugar-Coated Nanosheets

Ronald Zuckermann, director of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and his colleagues have created a two-dimensional sugar-coated nanosheet that mimics the surface of cells and, in doing so, can selectively target pathogens like viruses and bacteria.

Kayt Sukel
June 25, 2018
Nanoparticles Help Antibiotics Kill Resistant Bacteria

Light-activated nanoparticles make existing antibiotics more effective against heavily antibiotic-resistant microbes. The research is giving new life to existing drugs that lose their effectiveness against antibiotic-resistant microbes.

Melissae Fellet
December 04, 2017
Surface Coatings for Biomedical Technologies

Risk of infection continues to be an issue across the healthcare arena. A Frost & Sullivan industry research study published in May 2017 reported that global revenue in the antimicrobial coating materials market stood at $700 million in 2016, and is poised to reach $1.1 billion by 2021.

October 24, 2017
Nanotech Could Transform Organ Transplants

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October 18, 2017
Tapeworms Inspire Biosensor Design

Researchers seeking to implant a biosensor within the small intestine are developing an implantation capsule robot that can be swallowed.

September 11, 2017
Genome Editing White Paper Coming in July

We are almost ready to share the next AABME white paper, Genome Editing and Biomanufacturing, by Gang Bao, a pioneer in nanomedicine, molecular imaging, and the emerging area of genome editing.

July 20, 2017
The Rise of the DNA Nanorobots

When designed properly, DNA folds into tiny devices that move like macroscopic machines.

Hai-Jun Su, Carlo...
April 10, 2017