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Minimally Invasive Nanotweezers For Single-cell Biopsies

A new technique enables researchers to extract single molecules from live cells, without destroying them. The research, developed by a team led by Professor Joshua Edel and Dr. Alex Ivanov at Imperial College London, could help scientists in building up a human cell atlas, providing new insights into how healthy cells function and what goes […]

How DNA-based Dendrimers Transport Nanoparticles

Short segments of DNA molecules are perfect candidates for the controllable design of novel complex structures. Physicists from the University of Vienna, the Technical University of Vienna, the Jülich Research Center in Germany and Cornell University in the U.S.A., investigated methodologies to synthesize DNA-based dendrimers in the lab and to predict their behavior using detailed […]

A Molecular Light Switch For Controlling Transdermal Patches

Nano-containers for therapeutic compunds that can be controlled by light are under development by researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology and the University of Fribourg. Not every medication is suitable for oral administration as a pill or can be injected with a syringe. The skin – our largest organ – […]

Neutrophil Nanosponges Ease Joint Damage In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nanoparticles coated with a neutrophil membrane have been developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego. These neutrophil “nanosponges” are able to safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play a role in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. Injections of the nanosponges effectively treated severe rheumatoid arthritis in two mouse models. […]