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First-ever prostate cancer treatment uses gold nanoparticles to destroy tumorous cells

A small clinical trial using gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles on a mission to remove prostate cancer has begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Medical Xpress

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Do kitchen items shed antimicrobial nanoparticles after use?

Because of their antimicrobial and antifungal properties, silver nanoparticles measuring between one and 100 nanometers (billionth of a meter) in size, are being incorporated outside the United ...

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Image of the Day: Drop Set

Liquid-like droplets containing DNA and proteins provide a model for researchers to study membraneless organization in the cell.

Tue 13 Nov 18 from The Scientist

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Pore size alone does not matter when biological nanopores act as sugar chain biosensors

Protein nanopores are present in cell membranes and act as biological gateways. This means that they can also be used for the detection of specific bioactive molecular chains, like sugar chains, ...

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New magnetically controlled thrombolytic successfully passed preclinical testing

A new anti-thrombosis drug based on magnetite nanoparticles developed at ITMO University has been successfully tested on animals. Preclinical studies showed the drug's high efficacy and lack ...

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How do peptides penetrate cells? Two sides of the same coin

The simple transport of drugs directly into cells is one of the primary goals of the pharmaceutical industry. In large part, researchers still don't possess a detailed understanding at the molecular ...

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Using Ultrasound, Scientists Deliver Drugs To Specific Brain Regions

At least 50 million people worldwide live with epilepsy. For nearly one-third of those people, anti-seizure medications dont work. Surgery to remove the part of the brain that causes epileptic ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Discover Magazine

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Self-assembling protein filaments designed and built from scratch

For the first time, scientists have created, from scratch, self-assembling protein filaments.

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Molecular inhibition gets cells on the move

Researchers at Osaka University show how the mutual inhibition of two molecules results in their localization at opposite ends of cells, acting as a trigger for the formation of appendages at ...

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Promising new targeted therapy for acceleration of bone fracture repair

There are over six million fractures per year in the U.S. with direct costs in the billions, not to mention lost productivity. The only drug currently available to accelerate the healing process ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Medical Xpress

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