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Scientists develop nanovehicle for targeting diseased tissues

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 10:42

Two Indian scientists have developed a "gold nanovehicle" that can be used to deliver drugs specifically to diseased tissues without affecting other healthy organs, according to a recent study.

Smart holograms that detect and monitor diseases developed

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 16:04

Researchers have created `smart` holograms that can detect diseases and monitor health conditions by changing colour in the presence of disease indicators in a person`s breath or bodily fluids.

Now, vaginal cream to prevent HIV transmission

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 13:33

Scientists claim to have developed a new vaginal cream, made-up of silver nanoparticles, that can prevent the transmission of HIV by inactivating the deadly virus. The cream, when applied, starts to work in less than a minute, and has an effective protection of up to 72 hours, researchers said.

Nanoemulsions to target infectious diseases: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 13:34

Nano-engineered oil droplets can be used to target infectious diseases and provoke specific immune responses to deal with side-effects of broad-spectrum treatments such as chemotherapy, according to a new research.

Sperm robots on way to deliver babies!

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 21:21

Apart from their natural act, sperms are set to be used as biological motors for transporting drugs, genes and other sperms to help treat infertility and other issues.

`Painful` pinpricks may soon be history for diabetics

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:57

A new nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics may give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device, allowing them to go days between injections - rather than using needles to give themselves multiple insulin injections each day.

Soon, spring-like fibres to mend broken hearts

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 15:16

Researchers have fabricated spring-like fibers to help repair damaged heart tissue.

Nanodiamonds can help boost treatment of chemo-resistant leukemia

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 13:23

By binding multiple molecules of a common leukemia drug with nanodiamonds, scientists have managed to boost the delivery of the drug to leukemic cells and retain the drug within the cells to combat the cancer.

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