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Novel Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer Uses a Nano-Carrier to Deliver Chinese Medicine

Researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), in collaboration with Cornell University, have developed a novel targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that uses a specially-designed nano-carrier to deliver the Chinese medicine compound gambogic acid (GA). The invention enhances the anti-cancer effect of GA and reduces its damage to off-target organs. The invention [...]

By |2021-05-14T15:12:35+00:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Efficiently smuggling drugs into cells

Modern vaccines such as those against Sars-CoV-2 use tiny lipid spheres to transport genetic information into cells and let the body build up an immune defense against the virus. A team of scientists from Erlangen, Dresden, and London has now developed a completely new method to very efficiently deliver not only genes but also [...]

By |2021-05-12T12:47:11+00:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

B.C.’s biotech sector plays key role in developing COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

By early 2020, concern was mounting about a new, deadly coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization had declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency just days before. There had been more than 400 deaths and more than 20,000 cases, most of those in China. But the virus was spreading around [...]

By |2021-05-10T14:46:47+00:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Graphene-coated Face Masks: COVID-19 Miracle or Another Health Risk?

As a COVID-19 and medical device researcher, I understand the importance of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. So I am intrigued that some mask manufacturers have begun adding graphene coatings to their face masks to inactivate the virus. Many viruses, fungi and bacteria are incapacitated by graphene in laboratory studies, [...]

By |2021-05-10T14:32:48+00:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Scientists Uncover Nanoplastics and Other Pollutants Released from Disposable Face Masks

Swansea University scientists have uncovered potentially dangerous chemical pollutants that are released from disposable face masks when submerged in water. The research reveals high levels of pollutants, including lead, antimony, and copper, within the silicon-based and plastic fibres of common disposable face masks. The work is supported by the Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing [...]

By |2021-05-08T15:34:23+00:00May 8th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanotechnology offers new hope for bowel cancer patients

Bowel cancer survival rates could be improved if chemotherapy drugs were delivered via tiny nanoparticles to the diseased organs rather than oral treatment. That's the finding from Indian and Australian scientists who have undertaken the first study, using nanoparticles to target bowel cancer, the third most common cancer in the world and the second [...]

By |2021-05-04T07:22:59+00:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Pfizer’s COVID-19 treatment pill could be available by year’s end

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says his company’s experimental COVID-19 treatment, a pill that can be taken at the first sign of the illness, could be available before the end of the year. Speaking on CNBC, Bourla said clinical trials are underway for the pill. If those go well and the Food and Drug Administration approves the drug, distribution [...]

By |2021-05-01T14:53:52+00:00May 1st, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

New “Nanotraps” Could Capture and Destroy Coronavirus Within the Body

At the University of Chicago, scientists have developed an absolutely innovative, promising treatment for COVID-19 in the form of nanoparticles with the ability to trap SARS-CoV-2 viruses inside the body and use the body’s own immune system to kill them. The “nanotraps” lure the virus by imitating the target cells infected by the virus. [...]

By |2021-04-29T14:19:29+00:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanobodies inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection, including emergent variants

Australian researchers have identified neutralizing nanobodies that block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells in preclinical models. The discovery paves the way for further investigations into nanobody-based treatments for COVID-19. Published in PNAS, the research is part of a consortium-led effort, bringing together the expertise of Australian academic leaders in infectious diseases and antibody therapeutics at WEHI, [...]

By |2021-04-27T15:16:01+00:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics. Researchers took a big step toward that future by developing a new tool that can design much more complex DNA robots and nanodevices than were ever possible [...]

By |2021-04-26T14:40:53+00:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments