Optimal health, for life…it is the best that we can hope for, and is of vital importance for each one of us.

Imagine a world in which invasive surgery is obsolete, where $1000 per dose drugs and from $100,000 to $1.21 million per year in individual drug expenditures (alone) no longer exist. Imagine a world where families no longer have to forfeit their life savings to gain access to desperately needed top tier healthcare.

Imagine a world that has embraced a vision of “Global Health Care Equivalency” (GHCE) where any individual on the planet has access to the same advanced, high quality, and cost effective nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, no matter where they happen to reside, or under what conditions they live. This is the world that is envisaged by NanoApps Medical Inc. to emerge over the next 10-30 years.

NanoApps Medical, Inc. was incorporated by Frank Boehm in 2009 with the goal of developing advanced nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for the benefit of individuals across both the developing and developed worlds. Boehm is now compiling a book that will articulate the grand vision of GHCE. Further, NanoApps Medical is ambitiously aiming to transition terrestrial nanomedicine to space applications to facilitate future Lunar and Mars missions, such as those being boldly planned by NASA and SpaceX.

NanoApps believes strongly that robust, positive, and creative collaborations across multiple disciplines and areas of expertise that extend far beyond geographic boundaries and cultural divides will be key toward the realization of these potentially amazing and exciting technologies.

Frank describes below just what ignites his passion:

“I have been fascinated by nanotechnology and particularly nanomedicine, since 1995, as I believe that the possibilities for their imparting positive benefits to humanity and the planet are virtually limitless. Of course, as with any potentially very powerful technologies, stringent developmental protocols should be formulated and implemented to ensure their safe emergence, use, and downstream fates. When I think of all of the potentially millions, hundreds of millions, or perhaps even billions of people, whose health and lives might be significantly improved through the prudent application of these advanced technologies in the future, culminating in something akin to Global Health Care Equivalency (GHCE), it is difficult indeed for me to imagine a more noble enterprise. The immense potential for the realization of these possibilities, and that I might play some small role in contributing to their realization, is what fires my passion.”

 

NanoApps Medical – Toward Optimal Health, for Life

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February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Using resources at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a team built tiny wires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail (Nano Letters, "High density individually addressable nanowire arrays record intracellular [...]

Nanoparticles act as surgical blades for improved dental surgery

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Currently, more than 80 nanotechnologies have been approved for a variety of medical applications, from treating cancer to bioimaging to tissue remodeling. Now in a new study, researchers have shown that enzyme-containing nanoparticles can perform [...]

A synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer drugs within a tumor

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers have successfully treated a cancerous tumor using a "nano-factory" – a synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer proteins within the tumor tissue. The research, which was published in Advanced Healthcare Materials, [...]

Long-Term Delivery of Nanomedicines

February 19th, 2018|0 Comments

A good deal of the field of nanomedicine is focused on delivering drugs to specific sites within the body, such as specific organs or cancer tumors. While many nanomedicines have well developed targeting mechanisms, they [...]

VR Allows Scientists to Walk Through Cancer Cells

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

UNSW researchers are revolutionising medical research by creating virtual reality technology that allows scientists to walk around the landscape of human cells. Ground-breaking virtual reality technology is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human [...]

Medical devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Medical devices, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, are vulnerable to cyberattacks if they are not given regular security updates. Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, released [...]

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography (w/video)

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

  A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications. The “microscale magnetic tumbling robot,” or µTUM (microTUM), is about 400 by 800 [...]

Nanobots Will Be Flowing Through Your Body by 2030

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

  In the next 10 or so years, your blood will probably be streaming with tiny nanorobots there to help keep you from getting sick or even transmit your thoughts to a wireless [...]

Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface: Explorations and Implications

February 11th, 2018|0 Comments

A New Book in Preparation by Frank Boehm This book embarks on an in depth exploration of the future (hypothetical) possibility that the cerebral cortex of the human brain might be seamlessly, safely, and securely [...]

First hybrid nanotechnology device mimicking blood-brain barrier

February 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous system from external substances, such [...]

Change Observed in Molecular Structure of Nano-Confined Liquid Crystals

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers have analyzed an interesting form of self-assembly in liquid crystals, at PETRA III X-ray source at DESY — on filling the liquid crystals into cylindrical nanopores and heating them, ordered rings are formed by [...]

Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. The University of Cincinnati is developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent [...]

Cancer-Fighting Nanovaccines Activate Immune Cells to Target Tumor

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Although cancer-fighting nanovaccines have demonstrated immense potential, their clinical application has been hindered by complexities in quality control, large-scale manufacturing, and protection. Biomedical engineers from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have [...]

Applying machine learning to the universe’s mysteries

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners. And now, physicists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National [...]

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a group of researchers [...]

Zero Gravity Graphene Promises Success In Space – with Video

February 4th, 2018|0 Comments

  Working as part of a collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre tested graphene in microgravity conditions for the first time while aboard [...]

Quick HIV detection method could diagnose early disease

February 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

A test capable of detecting HIV early using more efficient, robust methods has been developed by researchers at Imperial. The test in question could also be adapted to be used in other infectious diseases such [...]

Nanomachines in living systems – on route to microcyborgs

February 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

From interaction with bacteria, propulsion based on cells, in vivo medical applications to even intracellular applications, the rapidly expanding development of micro- and nanomachines with sizes comparable to or even smaller than mammalian cells, has [...]

2015 Feynman Prize winner named 2018 Australian of the Year – Sydney scientist Professor Michelle Simmons

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

From Foresight Institute: It is always a pleasure when those whose work toward Feynman’s goal for nanotechnology—molecular manufacturing, defined as the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of molecular machine systems—whom we have recognized [...]

Vivid animation shows history of token sales (Initial Coin Offerings), from the early days of 2014 to their meteoric rise in 2017

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

    Many startups in the nanotechnology/ nanomedicine fields are taking the ICO route over the traditional venture capital path because of the low barriers to entry. The explosion of ICOs in the [...]

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

January 29th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Bernard Marr, Contributor at Forbes.com: It's quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every [...]

Blockchain Balance Issues: Why The Industry Needs Female Leaders

January 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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No human technology can fully replace “nature’s technology” – Time to bring our planet back from the brink

January 27th, 2018|0 Comments

No human technology can fully replace “nature’s technology”, perfected over hundreds of millions of years in delivering key services to sustain life on Earth. A productive, diverse natural world and a stable climate have been [...]

European Commission supporting 34 incubators & tech centers from 13 EU countries. More to follow.

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

From The European Commission Digital Single Market News: As part of the project “Smart Factories in new EU Member States”, 34 potential new Digital Innovation Hubs have been selected to participate in a training programme [...]

These were the 7 most important scientific breakthroughs in 2017

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The pace of technological change is accelerating – and every new year seems to bring a more incredible list of scientific breakthroughs than the last. This time 2017 is no exception, and the year was [...]

New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Neuron-like cells created from a readily available cell line have allowed researchers to investigate how the human brain makes a metabolic building block essential for the survival of all living organisms. A team led by [...]

A Stopwatch for Nanofluids

January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a nickel, that can track the movement of extremely tiny amounts of [...]

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

January 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), a Severo Ochoa research centre located in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Campus and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), [...]

3D printing directly inside the body made possible by this Swiss needle

January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Medical 3D printing in the subject of a new paper from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland discussing the possibility of endoscopic 3D printing inside the body. Using a photopolymer loaded needle, [...]

The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genes

January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The new research shows that, although tightly packed, heterochromatin is perhaps less dense than previously thought. Made up of nucleosomes--roll-shaped bundles of DNA and protein--the heterochromatin is connected by a velcro-like feature called "Heterochromatin Protein [...]

Nanoparticle-antioxidants to treat strokes and spinal cord injuries

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

An international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nano-structures of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The new substance can be used to effectively rehabilitate patients after acute spinal injuries, strokes, and [...]

3D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body part

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of Penn State engineers believe they have a way to create the structural [...]

What if editing genes could fight rare diseases? [EU Science and Technology Podcast]

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

  From a post written by Mihalis Kritikos, posted by Scientific Foresight (STOA) at the EU: A new technique to simplify gene editing might herald a new era of genetic modification. What are [...]

Health 4.0 as part of the HealthCare Innovation Week. January 16 – 17 in Düsseldorf, Germany

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Health 4.0 is a venue that brings together bright minds in healthcare to focus on the future. The biannual venue features great possibilities to network between payers and those offering their services in the healthcare [...]

Frank Boehm contributes to ‘The Physics of the Mind and Brain Disorders’ – Now available from Springer Press

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Frank Boehm (NanoApps Medical CEO) and Angelika Domschke contributed the chapter : “Application of a Conceptual Nanomedical Platform to Facilitate the Mapping of the Human Brain: Survey of Cognitive Functions and Implications”. The book covers [...]

Dr. Johannes Lierfeld – Do nanoethics exist? Nanoethics in the advent of advanced nano medicine

January 14th, 2018|0 Comments

  Dr. Johannes Lierfeld at the Innovate Healthcare Hackathon Cologne, Germany. "Do nanoethics exist? Are they a distinct field or a scientific phantasma? Forget that academic rubbish - we have to act now [...]

Internet of Things Advances with New Breed of “Memristors”

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The internet of things is soon to arrive, but not until there are chips and components that can tackle the explosion of data that arrives with IoT. By 2020, nearly 50 billion industrial internet sensors [...]

Innovate Healthcare January 12th-14th, 2018 in Cologne

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

  innovate.healthcare is a hackathon for innovators passionate about disrupting healthcare with progressive ideas, creative thinking and active doing. We give you the opportunity to work on a real world challenge which we [...]

CRISPR Might Not Work in People

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

A sampling of human blood has turned up a surprise: most people could be immune to one of the world’s biggest advances in genetic engineering. It’s in our blood: Scientists searched the blood of 22 [...]

First flashes of light observed from individual graphene nanoribbons

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

For the first time, researchers have experimentally observed light emission from individual graphene nanoribbons. They demonstrated that 7-atom-wide nanoribbons emit light at a high intensity that is comparable to bright light-emitting devices made from carbon [...]

Using Silver Nanoparticles to Enhance Raman Spectroscopy

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Raman spectroscopy, a method that uses scattered laser light to identify molecules, has become increasingly critical to identify and characterize specimens on the molecular-scale. However, the technique has a limited ability to identify molecules in [...]

Team modifies nanoscale virus to deliver peptide drugs to cells, tissues

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice University scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver drugs to cells. The protein is one of three that make [...]

SaferNano Design and Law offers lab to market training for law business and researchers with nanoenabled products

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

    Opportunity from Safernano Design and Law Graduate students can enroll for an intensive LAB TO MARKET TRAINING IN MAY 2018 Students will profit and benefit nicely from our Lab to Market [...]

Nanoparticle Designed to Destroy Harmful Viruses

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

An international team of researchers has created new antiviral nanoparticles that show potential for outperforming current antiviral drugs. Current broad-spectrum antiviral drugs ward off viruses but don't actually destroy them, whereas the newly designed nanoparticles [...]

A Two-In-One Nanosystem to Combat Cancer and Drug Resistance

January 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Cancer is often referred to as “smart,” and this term often refers to the ability of these cells to proliferate without purpose or restraint. The ability of cancer cells to develop multidrug resistance (MDR), a [...]

Nano-medicine inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer

January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers have examined pancreatic cancer cells and discovered an inverse correlation between the signatures of miR-34a, a tumour suppressant, and PLK1, a known oncogene. The levels of miR-34a were low in pancreatic cancer mouse models, [...]

Macrophage nanosponges could keep sepsis in check

January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the bloodstream that are known to trigger sepsis. These macrophage nanosponges, which [...]

Physicists take first step toward cell-sized robots – Video

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

  An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say yes, but they’ve actually built the “muscle” [...]

Carbon nanotubes devices may have a limit to how ‘nano’ they can be

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics not only need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation nanoscale devices, but contact effects may limit how small a nano device can be, according [...]

Atomristor – memristor effect in atomically thin nanomaterials

January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

In trying to bring brain-like (neuromorphic) computing closer to reality, researchers have been working on the development of memory resistors, or memristors, which are resistors in a circuit that 'remember' their state even if you [...]

Blockchains, Cryptoeconomics, and Emerging Technology Risks

December 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The recent rise in the value of BitCoin, whether a bubble or not, has stimulated great interest in the blockchain, and a recent opinion piece in the New York Times places it in the context [...]

Scientists Use Electron Microscopy to Study Magnetic Fields of Bacterial Cells and Nano-Objects

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

A research team led by a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be [...]

Fewer laboratory animals thanks to secondary nanobodies

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Antibodies are indispensable in biological research and medical diagnostics. However, their production is time-consuming, expensive, and requires the use of many animals. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, have [...]

Nanowire device detects cancer with a urine test

December 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Cells communicate with each other through a number of different mechanisms. Some of these mechanisms are well-known: in animals, for example, predatory threats can drive the release of norepinephrine, a hormone that travels through the [...]

Plants that glow – Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting

December 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk. MIT engineers have taken a critical first step toward making [...]

Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions – Discounted until Jan. 1 2018

December 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

  Features Explores and presents innovative nanotechnological and biomimetically derived strategies in the design of potential nanomedical devices and their constituents Contains several post-chapter Proposed Research Tasking Lists to facilitate the further investigation [...]

Light-up specks find and track tiny tumors

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Scientists have created a method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread using light-emitting nanoparticles. The technology could lead to earlier cancer detection, more precise treatments, and even improvement in patient cure rates and [...]

Fluorescent nanomedicine can guide tumor removal, kill remaining cancer cells

December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Oregon State University scientists have developed a nanomedicine platform for cancer that can help doctors know which tissue to cut out as well as kill any malignant cells that can't be surgically removed. The platform [...]

DNA That Folds Like Origami Has Applications for Drug-Delivering Nanobots

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Kyree Leary at futurism.com: In 1953, a pair of scientists named James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick — with help from the data supplied by the research of another scientist, Rosalind Franklin, — successfully [...]

The Future of Nanomedicine – Dr Joy Wolfram at the HT Summit 2017

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

  Dr Joy Wolfram from the Mayo Clinic explains how nanomedicine has the potential to change the way we treat disease. Filmed at the 2017 Hello Tomorrow Global Summit. Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., focuses [...]

Nanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissue

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

  Rice University researchers have invented a device that uses fast-moving fluids to insert flexible, conductive carbon nanotube fibers into the brain, where they can help record the actions of neurons. The Rice [...]

Researchers Use Single-Stranded DNA, RNA to Create Self-Assembling Nanostructures

December 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Nanotechnologists are making use of DNA, the genetic material that is present in living organisms, as well as its multifunctional counterpart RNA, as the raw material in attempts to design miniscule devices that could potentially [...]

Out With the Old? Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach by Eva Kaili

December 17th, 2017|0 Comments

  The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. Eva A. Kaili is a member of the European Parliament, where she chairs the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel aimed at assessing [...]

3D nanoscale imaging made possible

December 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resolution, imaging speed or the inability to [...]

Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Around one in 3,300 children in Germany is born with Mucoviscidosis. A characteristic of this illness is that one channel albumen on the cell surface is disturbed by mutations. Thus, the amount of water of [...]

Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests (Advanced Materials, "Plasmonic Metaparticles on a Blackbody Create Vivid Reflective Colors [...]

Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of biofuel production (Nature Chemical Biology, [...]

Wet plasma makes a nano-sized splash

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Silicon microelectronics and biomedical fields could benefit from a safe and cost-effective way to synthesize nanoparticles. Oil and water do not mix, but a KAUST team has exploited the distinct interfaces between these substances to [...]

Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter- Excitonium

December 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Excitonium has a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign... well... excited! Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students Anshul Kogar and Mindy Rak, with input from colleagues at Illinois, University [...]

Researchers use nanoparticles to target, kill endometrial cancer

December 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Tumor-targeting nanoparticles loaded with a drug that makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy's toxicity could be used to treat an aggressive and often deadly form of endometrial cancer, according to new research by the [...]

Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration and ion transport into cells

December 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Tiny pores at a cell's entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms--ions--but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these "ion channels" play a critical role in biological functions such as [...]

Research team saves information on a single molecule

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the past few years, the building blocks of storage media have become ever smaller. But further miniaturization of the current technology is hindered by fundamental limits of quantum mechanics. A new approach consists of [...]

Nanomaterials: How to separate linear and ring-shaped molecules

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The purely mathematical property – linear or circular – can have severe consequences in the world of materials. Since circular molecules lack any ends, which could serve as a starting point for degradation, they are [...]

Entangling biological systems – Does quantum mechanics play a role in biology?

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Nearly 75 years ago, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger wondered if the mysterious world of quantum mechanics played a role in biology. A recent finding by Northwestern University's Prem Kumar adds further evidence that the [...]

Programmable drug delivery platform combats diseased cells at genetic level

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

A new drug delivery system that uses a synthetic-biological hybrid nanocapsule could provide a smart technology for targeted treatment of a variety of serious diseases at the genetic level. The hybrid offers a way to [...]

Using AFM to characterize cancer cells – An interview with Dr. Jim Gimzewski

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

From news-medical.net sponsored by Bruker Nano Surfaces: Can you please give a brief introduction to your research characterizing cancer cells? My name is James Gimzewski and I am a distinguished professor at UCLA. I'm in the [...]

Scientists visualize structure of key DNA repair component with near-atomic resolution

December 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Cells continuously replicate to repair and replace damaged tissue, and each division requires a reprinting of the cell's genetic blueprints. As the DNA duplicates, errors inevitably occur, resulting in damage that, if left unrepaired, can [...]

Graphene nano tweezers can grab individual biomolecules

December 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have found yet another remarkable use for the wonder material graphene—tiny electronic “tweezers” that can grab biomolecules floating in water with incredible efficiency. This [...]

New Method for Delivering Chemotherapy Nanodrugs Reduces Side-Effects

December 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

A new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs capable of increasing the drugs’ bioavailability and reducing side-effects has been developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers. Their study has been published online in Scientific Reports and it [...]

Biotemplates breakthrough paves way for cheaper nanobots

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

A feature of science fiction stories for decades, nanorobot potential ranges from cancer diagnosis and drug delivery to tissue repair and more. A major hurdle to these endeavors, however, is finding a way to cheaply [...]

Researchers discover big cryptographic potential in nanomaterial

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The next generation of electronic hardware security may be at hand as researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering introduce a new class of unclonable cybersecurity security primitives made of a low-cost nanomaterial [...]

Nanosensor measures tension of tissue fibers

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Bacteria are able to attach themselves to tissue fibers with the aid of a ‘nano-adhesive’. Just how they achieve this was investigated a few years ago by Viola Vogel, Professor of Applied Mechanobiology, using computer [...]

Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

University of Illinois researchers are sending tiny drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the elusive and rare cells that can cause cancer to come back even when years have [...]

Nanotechnology in Medical Imaging

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at azonano.com, written by Shelley Stoakes: Nanotechnology is currently being applied to innovative methods of medical imaging. The development of imaging at the nanoscale has the ability to enhance the field of [...]

Space Radiation is Risky Business for the Human Body

November 26th, 2017|0 Comments

  While people protect their eyes from the sun’s radiation during a solar eclipse, NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiation [...]

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

November 25th, 2017|0 Comments

A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown. The nanoparticles divert immune cells [...]

Nanosponges Could be Used to Protect Eyes from Potentially Blinding Eye Infections

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In the last few years, the number of eye surgeries for conditions including glaucoma and cataracts has greatly increased and with it, so has the number of potentially blinding intraocular infections. In a recent study, [...]

Monitor UV exposure with an adhesive nanoplasmonic patch

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Moderate exposure to sunlight has significant health benefits – vitamin D production, beneficial modulation of blood pressure, and psychological effects of well-being. However, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation also is a major risk factor for [...]

Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Human genome editing, 3D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis - the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article out today highlights, these [...]

Nanoparticles could allow for faster, better medicine

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Gold nanoparticles could help make drugs act more quickly and effectively, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Nanoparticles are microscopic particles that are bigger than atoms but smaller [...]

Breakthrough discovery in diagnostic tools that can replace commonly used and fragile antibodies

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Experts from the Biotechnology Group at the University of Leicester led by Professor Sergey Piletsky in collaboration with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics Ltd have announced the development of polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities [...]

Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screens

November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as [...]

Nanowired Drugs for Treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

November 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Millions of Americans suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Researchers have identified new treatments, such as cerebrolysin, which are promising, but present clinical approaches are ineffective as critical concentrations of the drug [...]

Nanotechnology might help farmers fight climate change, pests and disease–and boost yields

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The sun is strong, the sky Hollywood-set blue, but the wind is brutal. This is confounding the work of Wade Elmer, chief scientist for the Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology at the Connecticut Agricultural [...]

New Study Highlights Bone-Targeted Nanoparticle Treatment for Prostate Cancer

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

In certain patients, castrate-resistant or metastatic prostate cancer can spread to the bone. Although many new treatments are available, they can have a hard time reaching the bone and frequently result in missing the metastatic [...]

Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a new optogenetic technique that sculpts light to target individual cells bearing engineered light-sensitive molecules, so that individual neurons can be precisely stimulated. Until now, it [...]

Zipping DNA

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

What do you do if you have a large document or a high-resolution image that is too big to send via email? You simply zip it to a more manageable size using a suitable software. [...]

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown (ACS Nano, "Neutrophil-particle interactions in [...]

New Research on Nanotechnology Drug Delivery Market: Studying Influencing Factors and Key Players

November 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Nanotechnology Drug Delivery mainly used in healthcare applications such as such as neurology, anti-infective, cardiovascular disorders, and others. They are part of active application of the transport drugs to the final location of therapeutic intervention [...]

Researchers Develop Polymer Nanoagents to Light Up Tiny Areas of Diseased Tissues

November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Polymer nanoagents capable of ‘lighting up’ small areas of diseased tissues that standard methods fail to detect, have been developed by a research team headed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). The nanoagents, called [...]

Scientists create ‘tracking’ nanoagents to illuminate very small diseased tissues

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Polymer nanoagents that can 'light up' tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect, have been created by a research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) The nanoagents, known [...]

Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells [...]

Nanomedicine Researchers Discover New Use for 70-Year-Old Drug

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent study reveals that a 70-year-old malaria drug is capable of blocking immune cells in the liver allowing the arrival of nanoparticles at their intended tumor site, thus overcoming a major obstacle of targeted [...]

Potential new treatment for Fragile X targets one gene to affect many

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

In Fragile X Syndrome–the leading genetic form of intellectual disability and autism–the effects of a single defective gene ripple through a series of chemical pathways, altering signals between brain cells. It’s a complex condition, but [...]

New Nanoscale Optical ‘Abacus’ Uses Light Signals to Perform Arithmetic Computations

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

One of the most rudimentary methods of counting has received a 21st century make-over due to the quest for developing more powerful and ever-faster computers. A global team of Researchers, including Professor C. David Wright [...]

Nano-sized gold particles have been shaped to behave as clones in biomedicine

November 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Shaping nanometric gold particles - of the size of millionths of a millimeter - to improve their properties in biomedicine and photonics has been made possible thanks to a special laser system in a work [...]

Nature Inspires Non-spherical Drug Delivery Nanoparticles

November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

When a drug enters the body, it doesn’t generally target a particular part of the body. Paracetamol, for example, affects the whole body but its effects are felt at the source of pain. Likewise, cancer [...]

Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles - an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumours. "Very little [...]

Isocitrate dehydrogenases in physiology and cancer: biochemical and molecular insight

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From the abstract: Isocitrate dehydrogenases play important roles in cellular metabolism and cancer. This review will discuss how the roles of isoforms 1 and 2 in normal cell and cancer metabolism are distinct from those [...]

Newly patented formulation based on nanotechnology will offer neuropathic pain relief

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The company GB Sciences Inc. has obtained the exclusive global worldwide intellectual property license for this innovative solution, which is based on nanotechnology. The researchers Lucía Martín Banderas and Mercedes Fernández Arévalo, from the I+DNanomed [...]

Graphene sensors detect HIV DNA

October 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Leiden and Jülich researchers discovered an elegant and simple approach to improve the sensitivity of graphene biosensors. These so-called 'next generation graphene electronic biochemical sensor devices' are able to detect very low amounts of HIV [...]

Nanoparticles with pulse laser controlled antibacterial properties

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known to have excellent antibacterial properties and are considered by many to be a strong contender in the critical search for an answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They block enzymes and can [...]

Nanomedicine – despite the issues it still faces, investment is set to increase

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The nanomedicines market is worth billions and, despite a variety of hurdles, it continues to attract the attention of venture capitalists. Tarun Pandotra reviews developments in the sector. Nanotechnology has come a long way in [...]

Nanodiamonds Successfully Used in Aiding Recovery from Root Canal Procedure

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Root canal treatment may soon be more effective because of a miniature but powerful ally that could inhibit infection after treatment. A team of Researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the UCLA Henry [...]

New Intelligent Nanoparticles Capable of Killing Cancerous Cells

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

University of Surrey scientists have developed ‘intelligent’ nanoparticles capable of heating up to a temperature that is high enough to kill cancerous cells – but which can self-regulate and lose heat before they get hot [...]

Single nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical University of Denmark have developed a method that makes it possible to map the individual responses of nanoparticles in different situations and contexts. The results pave [...]

Scientists use supercomputer to search for “memory molecules”

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Until now, searching for genes related to memory capacity has been comparable to seeking out the proverbial "needle in a haystack." Scientists at the University of Basel made use of the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint [...]

Can nanotechnology heal scar tissue?

October 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Dr Tristan Clemons, a UWA researcher, does his work on this minute scale. And while working on the nanoscale is pushing our science and technology to its limits, it's on this tiny new frontier that [...]

Safety Requirements in Nanomedicine – Video from CLINAM 2017

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

  Robert E. Geertsma, M.Sc., Senior Scientist, Centre for Health Protection RIVM ‐ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven (NL) talks at the Clinam Summit in 2017 about safety considerations [...]

Nanotechnology for neuroscience

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Notwithstanding the progress neuroscientists have made in understanding the microscale function of single neurons and the macroscale activity of the human brain – a comprehensive understanding of the brain still remains an elusive goal. The [...]

The Benefits of Nanomedicine – An Editorial Feature from AZONano

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

From a feature written by Shelley Farrar Stoakes, MSc, BSc: Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to the field of medicine by the use of a material at the nanometer scale. The most common application [...]

Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Nanopore technology is generally used for DNA sequencing. It provides a portable, low-cost solution and works both in the jungle and in space. Now, this technology could potentially be used to identify proteins or peptides. [...]

Laws of Singularity – A paper by Reginald Grünenberg, PhD

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The creation, or emergence, of a technological singularity is the subject of a wide array of speculations. Due to their lack of tangible criteria, the prospect of an upcoming singularity is still unclear, if not [...]

Innovation Fund Announces National Funding for Promoting Biomedical Technologies

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Envision is a nano-sized anti-cancer drug capable of destroying a breast tumor without damaging the surrounding tissue. Or imagine a self-healing skin graft developed from nanomaterials that treat the wounds of those with diabetes. These [...]

Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows. [...]

Hydrogen bond strength in DNA: where 3 could be less than 2

October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Hydrogen bond base pairing forces are essential for the mechanisms associated with DNA stability. Despite attracting great research attention, this fundamental interaction has eluded a precise physical description so far since its electrical origin has [...]

Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine – includes video

October 14th, 2017|0 Comments

  Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are just some of technologies that Cambridge researchers are developing which [...]

Chemists use modified DNA nucleotides to create new materials

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

DNA evolved to store genetic information, but in principle this special, chain-like molecule can also be adapted to make new materials. Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now published an important demonstration of [...]

Gold ‘nanoprobes’ used to track blood flow in tiny vessels

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Scientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometres, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body. By improving our understanding of blood flow [...]

Nanoparticles that stick wounds together

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been developed by researchers at Empa. [...]