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Nano Superballs Offer Refined Control Of Optogenetics

New nanoparticles and nanoclusters dubbed “superballs” offer more control to optogenetics. Optogenetics is a technique that uses light to control cells within living tissue. The biological technique controls cells in tissues genetically modified for light sensitivity. Drawbacks are that the light can activate several genes at once and that it must penetrate deeply to be […]

Sprayable Gel Could Help Fight Cancer Recurrence After Surgery

A UCLA-led research team has developed a sprayed gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help cancer tumour recurrence after surgery. Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the […]

Injectable Nanomaterial Delivers Arthritis Drugs Throughout Cartilage

Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Some drug treatments can help alleviate the pain, but there are no treatments that can reverse or slow the cartilage breakdown associated with the disease. In an advance that could improve the treatment options available for osteoarthritis, […]

Cancer Identity Nanoparticles Makes It Easier To Find A Tumor’s ‘Address’

A technology aimed at making it easier to deliver cancer treatment to the right “address” in the body while also easing the painful side effects of chemotherapy on patients has been developed by researchers at Purdue University. One of the big issues with chemotherapy is that most treatment approaches focus on the tumor itself without […]

Nanoparticle Nasal Spray For Drug Delivery To The Brain

Researchers have developed a noninvasive way to deliver drugs to the brainstem in patients with tumors in that part of the brain. The technique may bring medicine one step closer to curing brain-based diseases such as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), a childhood brain cancer with a five-year survival rate of a scant two percent, […]