Nanoparticles may be solution against antibiotic resistance

Nanoparticles may be solution against antibiotic resistance

The lung is so significantly damaged that patients often die or need to have a lung transplant. Permanent treatment with inhaled antibiotics play a considerable part in this. 

Dec 16, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
Dealing with cancer might become easier with new nanoparticles

Dealing with cancer might become easier with new nanoparticles

The self-stopping nanoparticles could soon be used as part of hyperthermic-thermotherapy to treat patients with cancer.

Oct 25, 2017, 14:08 PM IST
This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

In experiments using harmless ultra-fine particles of gold, the scientists were able for the first time to track how such nanoparticles are breathed in, pass through the lungs and then gain access to the blood.

Apr 26, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Gold nanoparticles helps in delivering drugs into cancer cells

Gold nanoparticles helps in delivering drugs into cancer cells

A recent research found that gold nanoparticles helps in delivering a drug right into the heart of cancer cells.

Nov 08, 2016, 19:34 PM IST

Nanoparticle injections hold hope for osteoarthritis patients

US researchers have designed a peptide-based nanoparticle, which when injected into an injured joint will not only suppress the inflammation immediately but also reduce the destruction of cartilage, thus lowering the risk for osteoarthritis.

Sep 28, 2016, 22:21 PM IST

A nanodrug can help spot early stage cancer: Scientists

After properly identifying faulty cells, the drug breaches those cells - a process that only affects the tumour cells and leaves the rest of the organism undisturbed.

Mar 17, 2016, 20:05 PM IST

Shape-shifting nanoparticles to deliver drugs

Professor Warren Chan from the University of Toronto has spent the last decade figuring out how to deliver chemotherapy drugs into tumours - and nowhere else.

Feb 22, 2016, 11:31 AM IST

Now, a `super-strong` metal that is also light

A newly developed blend of magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles is likely to bring about a revolution in the production of airplanes, spacecraft and cars.

Dec 26, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands wastewater

Water in tailing ponds left to biodegrade naturally in the environment still contains these contaminants decades later.

Nov 24, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

New method removes nanoparticles from blood with ease

A team of US engineers has developed a new technology that uses an electrical field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from the blood.

Nov 23, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

'Healthier' sunscreen that does not penetrate skin developed

Researchers have used nanoparticles to develop a sunscreen that does not penetrate the skin, eliminating serious health concerns associated with commercial sunblocks.

Sep 30, 2015, 19:07 PM IST

Indian-origin scientist designs tiny 'vehicle' to drive drugs to targets

With the side-effects of therapy being one of the major stumbling blocks in advancing treatment for deadly diseases, a team of scientists, including one of Indian origin, has designed a "nanovehicle" that could drive drugs straight to their destinations - the diseased tissues - thereby sparing other healthy organs from any unintended effects.

Sep 21, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Nanotherapy brings diabetes vaccine a step closer

Researchers have for the first time used nanoparticles that imitate naturally dying cells to prevent diabetes in mice, an advance that may pave the way for a human vaccine to protect against the disease.

Jun 10, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Pioneering vaccine to cure Type 1 diabetes soon

A research by a team of Spanish scientists has shown promise for a novel vaccine that can prevent and even cure Type-1 disease in humans in the near future.

Jun 10, 2015, 11:59 AM IST

Mesh that captures oil but lets water through

Ever heard of a mesh that can separate oil from water? Here's one that can go a long way in future environmental cleanups.

Apr 16, 2015, 17:36 PM IST

Green tea can even make MRI`s sharper

 Green tea has been deemed good for health, skin, brain function etc, and now it is even good for improving the image quality of MRIs.

Mar 19, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

Paper strip can detect Ebola in 10 minutes

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a paper strip that can quickly diagnose Ebola as well as other fevers such as dengue and yellow fever in just 10 minutes. 

Feb 24, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

New mechanism to enhance drug delivery

Researchers at the University of Warwick in Britain have developed a new "triggered-release" mechanism that could improve drug delivery in the treatment of various cancers and other diseases.

Jan 17, 2015, 14:00 PM IST

DNA 'smart glue' may help build tissues, organs

DNA strands can act as a glue to hold together 3-D-printed materials that could someday be used to grow tissues and organs in the lab, a new study has found.

Jan 15, 2015, 16:47 PM IST

New synthetic platelets for better bleeding control

 Scientists, including two of Indian-origin, have developed new synthetic platelets that mimic and outperform natural platelets at controlling bleeding.

Nov 23, 2014, 13:51 PM IST