‘Superpower’ nano bubbles could treat, prevent current and future strains of SARS-CoV-2

 Scientists at Northwestern Medicine and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified natural nano-bubbles containing the ACE2 protein (evACE2) in the blood of COVID-19 patients and discovered these nano-sized particles can block infection from broad strains of SARS-CoV-2 virus in preclinical studies. The evACE2 acts as a decoy in the body [...]

By |2022-01-22T13:13:19+00:00January 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Groundbreaking AI Technology Diagnoses COVID-19 In Minutes

Pioneering Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, developed by experts at University of the West of Scotland (UWS), is capable of accurately diagnosing Covid-19 in just a few minutes. The groundbreaking program is able to detect the virus far more quickly than a PCR test; which typically takes around 2-hours. It is hoped that the technology [...]

By |2022-01-22T08:27:41+00:00January 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Antimicrobial resistance now a leading cause of death worldwide, study finds

Antimicrobial resistance poses a significant threat to humanity, health leaders have warned, as a study reveals it has become a leading cause of death worldwide and is killing about 3,500 people every day. More than 1.2 million – and potentially millions more – died in 2019 as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, [...]

By |2022-01-20T10:04:16+00:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Evaluating Antiviral Activities of Nanoparticles Could Help Prevent Future Pandemics

The Necessity of Novel Antiviral Materials With the severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) being highly infectious and transmissible, the need for novel antiviral materials that can decrease viral activities has become paramount. Preparation procedures of copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs). © Ha, T. et al (2022) The pandemic has illustrated the inefficacy of current antiviral treatments. Conventional [...]

By |2022-01-20T02:09:53+00:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanocarrier therapy offers new hope for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes

 Individuals living with Type 1 diabetes must carefully follow prescribed insulin regimens every day, receiving injections of the hormone via syringe, insulin pump or some other device. And without viable long-term treatments, this course of treatment is a lifelong sentence. Pancreatic islets control insulin production when blood sugar levels change, and in Type 1 [...]

By |2022-01-18T13:01:49+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanobubbles provide pathway to build better medical devices

Researchers from the University of Sydney Nano Institute and School of Chemistry have revealed that tiny gas bubbles – nanobubbles just 100 billionths of a metre high – form on surfaces in unexpected situations, providing a new way to reduce drag in small-scale devices. Liquid drag within microdevices can lead to internal fouling (accumulation [...]

By |2022-01-18T12:46:08+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanocomposite Hydrogel Improves Bone Repair Treatment

Innovative researchers have investigated the potential of incorporating a gelatin methacryloyl hydrogel functionalized with synthetic nanoclay laponite to improve the delivery of osteoblast derived extracellular vesicles for increased bone repair. This research has been published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences as a bone repair strategy that may aid in alleviating the burden of bone [...]

By |2022-01-15T10:28:08+00:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Bioengineered nanoparticles show promise for fibrinogen manufacture

A couple of essential biomolecules play a key role in the process of blood clotting. One of these is a protein called fibrinogen. It is often given to those who have experienced heavy bleeding, like trauma patients. But the fibrinogen concentrate that can be given to a patient is crude and involves a complicated [...]

By |2022-01-14T11:50:09+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Applying Nanoemulsions to the Food Sector

Nanoemulsions are a relatively new technology that has found significant use for delivering functional chemicals such as micronutrients, flavorings, bioactive molecules, and antimicrobial agents into food and beverage products. This article focuses on applying nanoemulsions for sustainable food processing and packaging in the food sector. What is a Nanoemulsion? Nanoemulsions (NEs) are non-equilibrium dispersions [...]

By |2022-01-14T05:34:40+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Researchers develop new method to increase effectiveness of nanomedicines

Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered a new, more effective method of preventing the body's own proteins from treating nanomedicines like foreign invaders, by covering the nanoparticles with a coating to suppress the immune response that dampens the therapy's effectiveness. When injected into the bloodstream, unmodified nanoparticles are swarmed by elements of the immune [...]

By |2022-01-13T10:05:14+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments