Pancreatic cancer is a vicious disease that attacks its victims with great speed, is hard to detect, and for which meaningful therapies are nearly nonexistent. Getting chemo drugs to reach pancreatic tumor cells with precision is a challenge. To overcome this, researchers at Rice University and MD Anderson Cancer Center have been testing a method that […]

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—Editor’s Note: Interesting to see the progress given that I led a consulting team for a client in Oxford, UK back in 2006 who was working on nanopore technology for the detection of pathogens which then evolved into the goal to achieve the $1000 genome (the holy grail).  They have commercialized several devices to detect […]

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Blog editor’s note: We are hosting an event on “Fighting Super Bugs with Nanosponge Technology” Jun 4th. According to a major report by the World Health Organization an infected scratch could become an everyday killer – and ‘everyone is potentially in danger. Risk: Dame Sally Davies An infected scratch could become an everyday killer as […]

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“Each year, nearly two million people are infected with an antibiotic resistant “super bug” of one type or another. Out of these, 23,000 will die.” Here’s the wake up call to us all: Remember getting streptococcus? Remember how rare getting staph infection used to be, and how easy it was to treat it? Many strains […]

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A carbon nanotube-coated paper triangle placed on an ionization source charged by a small battery is held in front of a mass spectrometer. Researchers at Purdue University and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras studied the use of carbon nanotubes to advance ambient ionization techniques. (Purdue University photo/Courtesy of Thalappil Pradeep) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — […]

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May 18, 2014 A nanogel developed at IBN may be commercialized as a membrane patch for faster healing of burn wounds. Photo:Institute of Bioengineering and NanotechnologyImage Because second- and third-degree burns damage underlying layers of skin, they can take a long time to heal. Such extended healing periods are not only painful to the patient, […]

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Whether or not the single biggest threat to humankind’s continued vitality on the planet is the virus, as Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg has said, there’s no question that viruses impose a hefty toll on human health worldwide. Though bacteria have been more or less conquered with antibiotics (though that’s not as certain as it used […]

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