Newer Vaccine Technologies Deployed to Develop COVID-19 Shot
Researchers look to messenger RNA encased in nanoparticles, DNA plasmids, molecular clamps, and other approaches as they rush to design a vaccine against the new coronavirus. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A scaffold at the center of our cellular skeleton
(Universit é de Gen è ve) When the cells stop dividing, the centrioles migrate to the plasma membrane and allow the formation of primary and mobile cilia, which are used for the transfer of information and the genesis of movement. While performing these biological functions, centrioles are therefore subjected to many physical forces, which they must resist. Scientists (UNIGE) have discovered an internal structure at the center of these nano-cylinders, a cellular scaffolding that maintains the physical integrity of this organelle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers show what drives a novel, ordered assembly of alternating peptides
(North Carolina State University) A team of researchers has verified that it is possible to engineer two-layered nanofibers consisting of an ordered row of alternating peptides, and has also determined what makes these peptides automatically assemble into this pattern. The fundamental discovery raises the possibility of creating tailored " ABAB " peptide nanofibers with a variety of biomedical applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could give boost to gene therapy
(Oregon State University) Gene-infused nanoparticles used for combating disease work better when they include plant-based relatives of cholesterol because their shape and structure help the genes get where they need to be inside cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tulane University launches new coronavirus research program to develop vaccine
(Tulane University) From working to develop one of the first nonhuman primate models for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to designing nanotechnology-based tests to rapidly diagnose infections, researchers at Tulane University are responding across disciplines to the emerging coronavirus epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Intrinsic quantized anomalous Hall effect in a moire heterostructure
We report the observation of a QAH effect in twisted bilayer graphene aligned to hexagonal boron nitride. The effect is driven by intrinsic strong interactions, which polarize the electrons into a single spin- and valley-resolved moiré miniband with Chern number C = 1. In contrast to magnetically doped systems, the measured transport energy gap is larger than the Curie temperature for magnetic ordering, and quantization to within 0.1% of the von Klitzing constant persists to temperatures of several kelvin at zero magnetic field. Electrical currents as small as 1 nanoampere controllably switch the magnetic order betw...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Serlin, M., Tschirhart, C. L., Polshyn, H., Zhang, Y., Zhu, J., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Balents, L., Young, A. F. Tags: Physics, Applied reports Source Type: news

Cooling of a levitated nanoparticle to the motional quantum ground state
Quantum control of complex objects in the regime of large size and mass provides opportunities for sensing applications and tests of fundamental physics. The realization of such extreme quantum states of matter remains a major challenge. We demonstrate a quantum interface that combines optical trapping of solids with cavity-mediated light-matter interaction. Precise control over the frequency and position of the trap laser with respect to the optical cavity allowed us to laser-cool an optically trapped nanoparticle into its quantum ground state of motion from room temperature. The particle comprises 108 atoms, similar to c...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Delic, U., Reisenbauer, M., Dare, K., Grass, D., Vuletic, V., Kiesel, N., Aspelmeyer, M. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

A nanoparticle trapped and cooled
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Osborne, I. S. Tags: Physics twis Source Type: news

Pulmonary surfactant-biomimetic nanoparticles potentiate heterosubtypic influenza immunity
Current influenza vaccines only confer protection against homologous viruses. We synthesized pulmonary surfactant (PS)–biomimetic liposomes encapsulating 2',3'-cyclic guanosine monophosphate–adenosine monophosphate (cGAMP), an agonist of the interferon gene inducer STING (stimulator of interferon genes). The adjuvant (PS-GAMP) vigorously augmented influenza vaccine–induced humoral and CD8+ T cell immune responses in mice by simulating the early phase of viral infection without concomitant excess inflammation. Two days after intranasal immunization with PS-GAMP–adjuvanted H1N1 vaccine, strong cross-p...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wang, J., Li, P., Yu, Y., Fu, Y., Jiang, H., Lu, M., Sun, Z., Jiang, S., Lu, L., Wu, M. X. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

DOE Science Budget to Shrink by 17 percent
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would receive $35.4 billion in FY 2021, an 8.1 percent decrease from the FY 2020 enacted level of $38.5 billion. Within this request, $5.8 billion (-17 percent) would be directed toward the Office of Science. The Office of Science supports both scientific research and design, development, construction, and operation of scientific user facilities. Approximately 23,000 researchers located at over 300 institutions and the 17 DOE national laboratories are supported by grants from the Office of Science. The budget for the Office of Science includes $475 million for exascale computing, $237 m...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Ultrasound identifies kids at risk of CF liver disease
Ultrasound can help clinicians identify children with cystic fibrosis (CF)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carbon nanotube tomosynthesis may be better for cystic fibrosis Novel MRI scans could aid in cystic fibrosis CT can replace x-ray for pediatric cystic fibrosis patients Growing radiation dose for CF patients highlights risks MRI still no match for CT in cystic fibrosis (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists create supersensitive nanomaterials for DNA diagnostics and targeted drug delivery
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Russian researchers present a smart material with unique properties, which holds promise for express DNA analysis and next-generation drugs against cancer and other serious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-based fibers
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) University of Illinois researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology recently developed a technique that can be used to build carbon-nanotube-based fibers by creating chemical crosslinks. The technique improves the electrical and mechanical properties of these materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough for flexible 'skin'
Engineers at the University of Queensland say technology could be used to power small devices, such as a phone, within two yearsA flexible solar “skin” that could be used to generate power on homes, cars and phones is a step closer to development after the technology was used to break a world record for electricity conversion, researchers say.Engineers at the University of Queensland have been working with nanoparticles known asquantum dots that pass electrons and generate an electrical current when exposed to solar energy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox Tags: Solar power Australia news Nanotechnology Energy Environment Renewable energy Science Source Type: news

New green technology from UMass Amherst generates electricity 'out of thin air'
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) As reported today in Nature, the laboratories of electrical engineer Jun Yao and microbiologist Derek Lovley at UMass Amherst have created a device they call an 'Air-gen.' or air-powered generator, with electrically conductive protein nanowires produced by the microbe Geobacter. The Air-gen connects electrodes to the protein nanowires in such a way that electrical current is generated from the water vapor naturally present in the atmosphere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Novel formulation permits use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to treat chronic pain
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers Butantan Institute succeeded in reducing the toxicity and potentiating the analgesic effect of crotoxin by encapsulating it in nanostructured silica. The results of tests in an animal model of neuropathic pain are promising. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dry reforming of methane by stable Ni-Mo nanocatalysts on single-crystalline MgO
Large-scale carbon fixation requires high-volume chemicals production from carbon dioxide. Dry reforming of methane could provide an economically feasible route if coke- and sintering-resistant catalysts were developed. Here, we report a molybdenum-doped nickel nanocatalyst that is stabilized at the edges of a single-crystalline magnesium oxide (MgO) support and show quantitative production of synthesis gas from dry reforming of methane. The catalyst runs more than 850 hours of continuous operation under 60 liters per unit mass of catalyst per hour reactive gas flow with no detectable coking. Synchrotron studies also show ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Song, Y., Ozdemir, E., Ramesh, S., Adishev, A., Subramanian, S., Harale, A., Albuali, M., Fadhel, B. A., Jamal, A., Moon, D., Choi, S. H., Yavuz, C. T. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Designer probiotic treatment for cancer immunotherapy
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia Engineers have engineered probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies within tumors, including nanobodies against two proven therapeutic targets -- PD-L1 and CTLA-4. Continuously released by bacteria, the drugs continue to attack the tumor after just one dose, facilitating an immune response resulting in tumor regression. The versatile probiotic platform can also be used to deliver multiple immunotherapies simultaneously, enabling the release of effective therapeutic combinations within the tumor for more difficult-to-treat cancers like colorectal ca...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Israeli-Italian collaboration to study the behaviour of antibacterial materials in space
The microgravity research will take place in a miniature laboratory onboard a nanosatellite. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blood-based multiplexed diagnostic sensor helps to accurately detect Alzheimer's disease
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A research team at KAIST reported clinically accurate multiplexed electrical biosensor for detecting Alzheimer's disease by measuring its core biomarkers using densely aligned carbon nanotubes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New sensor provides better leak protection in buildings
(University of Waterloo) A new, battery-free sensor can detect water leaks in buildings at a fraction of the cost of existing systems. The tiny device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses nanotechnology to power itself and send an alert to smartphones when exposed to moisture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Whole-Genome Sequencing for Anthrax Emergency Preparedness Whole-Genome Sequencing for Anthrax Emergency Preparedness
Find out how nanopore whole-genome sequencing could help improve response time to anthrax emergencies.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

It's Iron, Man: ITMO scientists found a way to treat cancer with iron oxide nanoparticles
(ITMO University) Particles previously loaded with the antitumor drug are injected in vivo and further accumulate at the tumor areas. In order to release the drug non-invasively, the carrier particles have to be light-sensitive. For this purpose, the polymer containers (capsules) can be modified with iron oxide resonant semiconductor nanoparticles. When irradiated with light, they get heated and induce drug release. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nanox, USARad partner to bring 3,000 systems to the U.S.
Medical technology company Nanox has partnered with teleradiology services...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nanox raises additional $26M for x-ray system USARad inks distribution deal with Siemens, Zebra partner to identify bone fractures joins forces with Chinese mobile health firm lands Kuwait telerad deal (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cold plasma patch could make immunotherapy more effective for treating melanoma, study finds
This study represents an important milestone for the field of plasma medicine,” said co-senior author Richard Wirz, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA Samueli. “It demonstrates that the microneedle patch can realize the plasma delivery while also working with the drug t o improve the effectiveness of cancer therapy.”“Plasma can generate reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, which are a group of chemical species that can destroy cancer cells,” said Guojun Chen, who is the co-first author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in Gu’s laboratory.&ldq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Na+-gated water-conducting nanochannels for boosting CO2 conversion to liquid fuels
Robust, gas-impeding water-conduction nanochannels that can sieve water from small gas molecules such as hydrogen (H2), particularly at high temperature and pressure, are desirable for boosting many important reactions severely restricted by water (the major by-product) both thermodynamically and kinetically. Identifying and constructing such nanochannels into large-area separation membranes without introducing extra defects is challenging. We found that sodium ion (Na+)–gated water-conduction nanochannels could be created by assembling NaA zeolite crystals into a continuous, defect-free separation membrane through a...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Li, H., Qiu, C., Ren, S., Dong, Q., Zhang, S., Zhou, F., Liang, X., Wang, J., Li, S., Yu, M. Tags: Engineering, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

The biology, function, and biomedical applications of exosomes
The study of extracellular vesicles (EVs) has the potential to identify unknown cellular and molecular mechanisms in intercellular communication and in organ homeostasis and disease. Exosomes, with an average diameter of ~100 nanometers, are a subset of EVs. The biogenesis of exosomes involves their origin in endosomes, and subsequent interactions with other intracellular vesicles and organelles generate the final content of the exosomes. Their diverse constituents include nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, amino acids, and metabolites, which can reflect their cell of origin. In various diseases, exosomes offer a window into...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kalluri, R., LeBleu, V. S. Tags: Cell Biology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Online Only review Source Type: news

CO2 electrolysis to multicarbon products at activities greater than 1 A cm-2
Electrolysis offers an attractive route to upgrade greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) to valuable fuels and feedstocks; however, productivity is often limited by gas diffusion through a liquid electrolyte to the surface of the catalyst. Here, we present a catalyst:ionomer bulk heterojunction (CIBH) architecture that decouples gas, ion, and electron transport. The CIBH comprises a metal and a superfine ionomer layer with hydrophobic and hydrophilic functionalities that extend gas and ion transport from tens of nanometers to the micrometer scale. By applying this design strategy, we achieved CO2 electroreduction o...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Garcia de Arquer, F. P., Dinh, C.-T., Ozden, A., Wicks, J., McCallum, C., Kirmani, A. R., Nam, D.-H., Gabardo, C., Seifitokaldani, A., Wang, X., Li, Y. C., Li, F., Edwards, J., Richter, L. J., Thorpe, S. J., Sinton, D., Sargent, E. H. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Imagion Biosystems Appoints Vice President Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Imagion Biosystems, a company dedicated to improving healthcare through the earlier detection of cancer, announces the appointment of Dr. Oliver Steinbach as Vice President of Clinical a... Diagnostics, Oncology, Personnel Imagion Biosystems, nanoparticles (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nanoparticles produced from burning coal result in damage to mice lungs
(Virginia Tech) Titanium oxide found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice after a single exposure, with long-term damage occurring in just six weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-precision imaging revealed what holds on the smallest light responsive gold chain
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) Manufacture of chemical sensors and catalysts based on gold nanoclusters gained new light from recent cutting-edge research. Chemists at the University of Jyv ä skyl ä , Finland and the University of California succeeded in determining the atomic precise structure of a chain of gold nanoclusters attached to each other. The researchers revealed the disulfide-bridging bond between the bound nanoclusters. Linked gold nanocluster structures advance our understanding of the optical and electronic response of these systems which hold future per...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Double X-ray vision helps tuberculosis and osteoporosis research
(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) With an X-ray combination technique, scientists have traced nanocarriers for tuberculosis drugs within cells with very high precision. The method combines two scanning X-ray measurements and can locate minute amounts of metals in biological samples at very high resolution, as the team reports in the journal Scientific Reports. To illustrate its versatility, the researchers have also used the combination method to map the calcium content in human bone, an analysis that can benefit osteoporosis research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sweet nanoparticles trick kidney
(University of Freiburg) Researchers engineer tiny particles with sugar molecules to prevent side effect in cancer therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Research Security: Scientists Arrested as Government Increases Efforts to Protect US Security Interests
Concerns about and oversight of foreign influence on research and espionage have been rising since 2018. In an August 2018 letter to more than 10,000 research institutions, NIH urged grant applicants and awardees to properly disclose all forms of support and financial interests and launched investigations into NIH-funded investigators who failed to properly disclose foreign financial support. Following this, an April 2019 editorial in BioScience alerted readers that investigations into foreign ties of researchers will likely spread to other agencies and need to be taken seriously. Lawmakers have also made enquiries about t...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

A material benefit to society, Sandia scientist elected AAAS fellow
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Laboratories senior scientist Tina Nenoff was elected by her peers a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the advancement of science 'in service to society' and 'for outstanding accomplishments in nanoporous materials and technology through research and group effort leadership, particularly in ion and gas separations for energy and environmental applications.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis use among drivers in fatal cashes in Washington statebefore and after legalization - Tefft BC, Arnold LS.
Washington State Initiative 502 (I-502), effective Dec. 6, 2012, legalized possession of small amounts of cannabis for recreational use by adults aged 21 years and older. It also included a prohibition against driving with 5 or more nanograms of delta-9-te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Partnership Seeks to Address Gaps in Diagnosing Sepsis
Sepsis continues to be a serious threat to patients globally. Recent studies estimate that more than 30 million people are impacted worldwide every year and may be implicated in 6 million deaths,1 David Dolinger, VP Product Realisation at QuantuMDx Group Limited, told MD+DI. Infection and drug resistance contribute significantly to sepsis risks. In neonatal care alone, it is estimated that one million newborn deaths each year are associated with maternal infection, such as maternal sepsis,2 pointed out Dolinger. And three out of every ten deaths because of neonatal sepsis are thought to be caused by resistant p...
Source: MDDI - February 1, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Microglia monitor and protect neuronal function through specialized somatic purinergic junctions
Microglia are the main immune cells in the brain and have roles in brain homeostasis and neurological diseases. Mechanisms underlying microglia–neuron communication remain elusive. Here, we identified an interaction site between neuronal cell bodies and microglial processes in mouse and human brain. Somatic microglia–neuron junctions have a specialized nanoarchitecture optimized for purinergic signaling. Activity of neuronal mitochondria was linked with microglial junction formation, which was induced rapidly in response to neuronal activation and blocked by inhibition of P2Y12 receptors. Brain injury–ind...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cserep, C., Posfai, B., Lenart, N., Fekete, R., Laszlo, Z. I., Lele, Z., Orsolits, B., Molnar, G., Heindl, S., Schwarcz, A. D., Ujvari, K., Környei, Z., Toth, K., Szabadits, E., Sperlagh, B., Baranyi, M., Csiba, L., Hortobagyi, T., Magloczky, Z., Tags: Immunology, Neuroscience r-articles Source Type: news

One-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures
We present the experimental synthesis of one-dimensional (1D) van der Waals heterostructures, a class of materials where different atomic layers are coaxially stacked. We demonstrate the growth of single-crystal layers of hexagonal boron nitride (BN) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) crystals on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). For the latter, larger-diameter nanotubes that overcome strain effect were more readily synthesized. We also report a 5-nanometer–diameter heterostructure consisting of an inner SWCNT, a middle three-layer BN nanotube, and an outer MoS2 nanotube. Electron diffraction verifies that all sh...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Xiang, R., Inoue, T., Zheng, Y., Kumamoto, A., Qian, Y., Sato, Y., Liu, M., Tang, D., Gokhale, D., Guo, J., Hisama, K., Yotsumoto, S., Ogamoto, T., Arai, H., Kobayashi, Y., Zhang, H., Hou, B., Anisimov, A., Maruyama, M., Miyata, Y., Okada, S., Chiashi, S. Tags: Materials Science, Physics r-articles Source Type: news

Nested hybrid nanotubes
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gogotsi, Y., Yakobson, B. I. Tags: Materials Science perspective Source Type: news

Growing coaxial nanotubes
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Materials Science, Physics twis Source Type: news

Cheap nanoparticles stimulate immune response to cancer in the lab
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed nanoparticles that, in the lab, can activate immune responses to cancer cells. If they are shown to work as well in the body as they do in the lab, the nanoparticles might provide an effective and more affordable way to fight cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Iron nanorobots show their true mettle
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) Multifunctional iron nanowires selectively obliterate cancer cells with a triple-punch combination attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tiny magnetic structures enhance medical science
(American Institute of Physics) Magnetic nanostructures have interesting properties that enhance novel applications in medical diagnosis and allow the exploration of new therapeutic techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Geisel Med Student Alyssa Flores ’ 21 Leads Study Published in Nature Nanotechnology
During two exciting years as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Fellow, Alyssa Flores ’21 immersed herself in translational research in the lab of Nicholas Leeper, MD, director of vascular research and chief of vascular medicine at Stanford University; was lead author of a paper published in the journal Circulation; and had lunch with a Nobel Laureate. Now back at Geisel, Flores is lead author of a new paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: News Press Release Source Type: news

A new model has been developed that simulates the accumulation of lipids in membranes
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) A team of physicists has designed an experiment that simulates the formation of a new type of lipid raft on a nanometric scale. The researchers has also discovered a new role of cholesterol that will help to understand the development of some diseases and cell processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacks
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University and Stanford University scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away -- from the inside out -- portions of plaques that cause heart attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy
Scientists have successfully destroyed cancer cells in mice by using copper-based nanoparticles and immunotherapy.   Importantly, the cancer did not return. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

In Groundbreaking Experiment, Astronauts Have Baked Cookies in Space. But What Do They Taste Like?
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the International Space Station. It takes far less time on Earth, under 20 minutes. And how do they taste? No one knows. Still sealed in individual baking pouches and packed in their spaceflight container, the cookies remain frozen in a Houston-area lab after splashing down two weeks ago in a SpaceX capsule. They were the first food baked in space from raw ingredients. The makers of the oven expected a differen...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space Source Type: news

Medtech in a Minute: Robots Take the Wheel at J & amp;J, Abbott & #039;s Impatient Libre Patients, and More
'Robot Take the Wheel' Is J&J's Device Business Strategy Johnson & Johnson's medical device sales left much to be desired in 4Q19 but have no fear, the robots are here. The company plans to reveal its surgical robotics strategy on May 13 and CEO Alex Gorsky says that going forward, robotics will be a driving force behind J&J's medtech business.   Abbott's US Patients Want Libre 2, Like Now Abbott has seen phenomenal success with its FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor but some patients are growing antsy for the company's second-generation CGM, which is still under FDA ...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news