nanoparticles

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… Read more

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… Read more

A set of nanoparticles for Parkinson’s disease treatment has been developed by researchers at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea. Tested in mice, this represents the first biomedical application of nanoparticles in the clearance of reactive oxygen by-products in Parkinson’s, and gives new hints of therapeutic targets. In the future, the system… Read more

By adding magnetic particles to surgical cement used to heal spinal fractures, magnetic nanoparticles could be guided directly to lesions near the fractures, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report. Nanoparticles bound to various drugs have been used to target drugs to specific locations or types of cells in the body. Most commonly… Read more

The effective treatment of Alzheimer’s disease has been relatively stunted, with most drugs only treating symptoms with relatively low success. Advancements in biomaterials and regenerative medicine technologies are offering novel ways of improving drug delivery to affected regions of the brain with a controlled release of drugs. A research group from the University of Barcelona… Read more