nanomedicine
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
The Scientist Staff | Mar 7, 2018
Researchers created a nanofibrous scaffold to see how it supports cell growth.
DNA Robots Target Cancer
DNA Robots Target Cancer
Abby Olena | Feb 12, 2018
Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Engineer of Change
Engineer of Change
Tracy Vence | Feb 1, 2015
A chemical engineer walks into a biology lab . . . and revolutionizes bioengineering. How Robert Langer blazed a trail in drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
A Matter of Size
A Matter of Size
Scott McNeil | Aug 1, 2014
Erroneous characterization of nanomaterials can misinform the study of a new medicine’s safety and efficacy.
Small Packages
Small Packages
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2014
When proverbs come true
A Vaulted Mystery
A Vaulted Mystery
Eufemia S. Putort├Č and Massimo P. Crippa | Aug 1, 2014
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.
Nanomedicine
Nanomedicine
Weihong Tan, Guizhi Zhu, Lei Mei | Aug 1, 2014
From bioimaging to drug delivery and therapeutics, nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine.
The Promise of Nanomedicine
The Promise of Nanomedicine
Jef Akst | Apr 8, 2014
At AACR, scientists discuss the growing interest in nanotechnology and how it can be used to study, diagnose, and treat cancer.