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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Synthetic platelets helps clot blood faster

Taking a cue from the human body’s own blood-clotting process, researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have developed synthetic platelets that can do more than clot blood.

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.

Now, 'electronic skin' to help detect early signs of breast cancer

Scientists have come with a new 'electronic skin' that can help detect early signs of breast cancer by "feeling" and showing small lumps that fingers can miss.

Nanoparticles in dietary supplements can be harmful to environment

Nanoparticles, which are becoming omnipresent in our food and personal care products, could cause problems in our digestive system, which can result in release of the potentially harmful substances to the environment.

Nanoparticles that precisely target tumors are here

In a major breakthrough, scientists have designed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs directly to a tumor.