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.
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.
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.
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.