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Insights into magnetic bacteria may guide research into medical nanorobots

Researchers have long studied magnetotactic bacteria (MTB), aquatic microbes that have the ability to orientate themselves to magnetic fields. This unusual behaviour makes them a subject of interest for improving our understanding of biomagnetism, and potentially harnessing their abilities for future technologies, such as medical nanorobots. Neutrons have been used to explore the characteristics [...]

By |2018-12-16T06:46:04+00:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

An AI strategy is no longer optional

At the New York Times DealBook conference, Intel emphasized it was urgent that every company put an artificial intelligence (AI) strategy in place. The reason, in a word, is data. The data deluge continues to accelerate, with data points from the Internet of Things (IoT) alone expected to bring another 20 billion new sources [...]

By |2018-12-15T00:27:57+00:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Gold Nanoparticles Act as Tumor-seeking Missiles

A small clinical trial using gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles on a mission to remove prostate cancer has begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). It is the first trial of its kind in the world. The nanoparticles, or nanoshells, are made of small layers of silica [...]

By |2018-12-11T13:41:45+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Artificial synapses made from nanowires

Scientists from Jülich together with colleagues from Aachen and Turin have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to both save and process information, as well as receive numerous signals in parallel. The resistive switching cell made from [...]

By |2018-12-10T10:24:08+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Interactive size control of catalyst nanoparticles

How many nanometers should catalyst nanoparticles be to optimize the course of the reaction? Researchers usually look for the answer through laborious, repetitive tests. At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, a qualitatively new technique was developed to improve the process of such optimization in microfluidic systems. [...]

By |2018-12-09T12:03:08+00:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI: What is Global Health Care Equivalency (GHCE)

What is Global Health Care Equivalency (GHCE)? Looking ahead over the next 10-30 years, with the rapid emergence of, and synergies between, the disciplines of nanotechnology, nanomedicine, and AI, we can envisage a future world where any individual on the planet has access to the same advanced and cost effective nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic [...]

By |2018-12-05T13:53:53+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Prostate cancer patients could avoid chemotherapy with new blood test

A new development in the testing of one of Australia's biggest cancer killers, prostate cancer, could help avoid unncessary chemotherapy and improve the treatment of patients. Sydney researchers have developed a blood test which can track a patient's progress to avoid them being exposed to long stints of chemotherapy which can carry side-effects such [...]

By |2018-12-03T06:09:01+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Updated – NanoApps Medical Inc. Near-Term Projects

NanoApps Medical is investigating the possibility that superparamagnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs) (Figure 1) and other classes of nanoparticles (e.g., gold coated nanoshells) (Figure 2) might have the capacity to target cancerous tumors, metastasizing cancer cells, pathogens, etc. to deactivate/eliminate them via hypothermia. This means that once the nanoparticles are adhered to their targets, they would [...]

By |2018-11-30T13:22:35+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nonstop tranport of cargo in nanomachines

Moving around, sensing the extracellular environment, and signaling to other cells are important for a cell to function properly. Responsible for those tasks are cilia, antenna-like structures protruding from most vertebrate cells. Whenever cilia fail to assemble correctly, their malfunctions can cause numerous human diseases. The assembly and maintenance of cilia requires a bidirectional [...]

By |2018-11-27T13:46:30+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

A major step toward non-viral ocular gene therapy using laser and nanotechnology

In January 2009, the life of engineer Michel Meunier, a professor at Polytechnique Montréal, changed dramatically. Like others, he had observed that the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser (0.000000000000001 second) could make nanometre-sized holes appear in silicon when it was covered by gold nanoparticles. But this researcher, recognized internationally for his skills [...]

By |2018-11-27T13:18:30+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments