nanotechnology

A drug delivery nanotech system holds promise for kidney cancer

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The device, called a mesoscale nanoparticle, could help boost the usefulness of some cancer drugs.

Swarms of tiny robots are joining forces to break through blocked arteries

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

A $18 million initiative set on creating a microrobot-assisted procedure for dealing with blocked arteries within five years.

Nanoparticles target and kill cancer stem cells that drive tumor growth

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence. Recurrences are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional drugs.

20 billion nanoparticles talk to the brain using electricity

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Nanoparticles can be used to stimulate regions of the brain electrically, opening up new ways to treat brain diseases.

Tiny particles mimic the body's pancreas cells to combat type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Using tiny particles to mimic the form and function of the pancreatic cells is showing promise in halting the onset of diabetes.