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Platinum-based radiotherapy method zaps cancer with nanomeds

Researchers in Massachusetts have designed nanoparticles that carry platinum-based drugs with a one-two-three punch against tumors--the radiotherapy-triggered vehicles attack a tumor's blood vessels, kill the cells that lead to cancer recurrence and, finally, release a chemo drug that specifically targets the cancer.

'Smart' DNA-based nanomeds self-assemble to release cancer drug

Chemists at Syracuse University have developed a "smart," temperature-controlled polymer that uses the DNA code to assemble itself into a structure capable of triggering the release of toxic cancer drugs.

Anemia treatment used to track implanted stem cells

Mesenchymal stem cells are capable of differentiating into bone and cartilage, as well as muscle, fat and tendon. A new technique that tracks stem cells after transplantation may help increase the effectiveness of such procedures.

Melbourne team concocts self-assembling, nanoengineered drug delivery tech

A self-assembling material could enable the improved delivery of everything from vaccines, to treatments for cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurological conditions, University of Melbourne researchers have determined.

York students eye crowdfunding for nanoparticle cancer patch treatment work

York University students in the U.K. are developing a nanoparticle cancer treatment delivered through a patch, and they're turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their research.

Calcium carbonate templates make cancer-drug delivery vehicles

German researchers have created a way to use calcium carobonate--a component of many rocks and the shells of marine organisms--to produce hollow microspheres and nanospheres capable of delivering cancer drugs to a specific target in the body.

Mass-produced nanoparticles for drug delivery show market potential

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MIT have developed a way to quickly manufacture drug-delivering nanoparticles in various shapes and sizes with coatings that allow them many different functions.

Self-propelled, spinning 'nano-necklaces' could pinpoint drug delivery

Indian researchers have created strings of nanoparticles--called nano-necklaces--that can be programmed to deliver drugs to very specific targets in the body via chemical propulsion.

Drug-carrying 'nanovolcanoes' make precise delivery structures

Researchers at North Carolina State University have used ultraviolet light to create what they call "nanovolcanoes," tiny cone-shaped structures that can store and release precise amounts of drugs.

Origami inspires 3-D folded structures for drug delivery

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania pulled in a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for their origami-based folding of materials at the nano scale with potential uses in drug delivery.