Nanoparticle Drug Delivery for Caner Treatment

Nanoparticle Drug Delivery for Cancer Treatment

Nanoparticle drug delivery for cancer treatment offers nanoparticles can attack cancer cells and cancer stem cells at the same time. Continue reading Nanoparticle Drug Delivery for Cancer Treatment

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FDA Proposes Rules for Nanoparticles

On Friday, April 20, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued tentative guidelines for food and cosmetic companies interested in using nanoparticles. “This is an emerging, evolving technology and we’re trying to get ahead of the curb to ensure the ingredients and substances are safe.” — Dennis Keefe, director of FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety The FDA is “an agency within the … Continue reading FDA Proposes Rules for Nanoparticles

First Quantum Network Prototype

“One day, this might not only make it possible to communicate quantum information over very large distances, but might enable an entire quantum Internet.” Dr. Stephan Ritter, leader the experimental team from Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ). That one day is likely years away, but for now there’s been a step forward towards a quantum internet.  A team at the Max Planck Institute … Continue reading First Quantum Network Prototype

Healing Stones – Part 3: More Targeted Cancer Therapy

All that glitters is not gold.  Sometimes it is cancer. How about gold-plated cancer? We can do that now, or more technically: gold nanoparticles infused with an antibody called cetuximab attach to growth factors (EGFR) expressed on the surface of some cancer cells.  In other words, bind just the right antibodies to gold nanoparticles, inject them into tissue, and cancer cells will be covered with gold. Ok, … Continue reading Healing Stones – Part 3: More Targeted Cancer Therapy

Healing Stones – Part 2: Targeted Cancer Therapy

How do you get a nano-robot to target and kill just cancer cells but leave healthy cells alone? Think like a suicide bomber: Carry a concealed mass killing weapon like a bomb, Act and look like you belong, Get into the enemy’s site, and Blow it up. Nanotechnology for medicine does not necessarily mean robotic machinery. On the nanometer scale, the mechanism is more like … Continue reading Healing Stones – Part 2: Targeted Cancer Therapy

Healing Stones – Part 1: Bio-Nano-Robots to the Rescue

I just got back from the doctor for a cybernetic implant tune-up.  She got on my case for going beyond the six month recommended tune-up cycle.  I also haven’t been taking the prescribed minerals the nano-factories need to spit out the little doctors. Tsk tsk. What? You haven’t heard about little doctors? (Yes, this is fictional.) How about nanites? No? What century are you living in, the 21st?  OK, I’ll explain.  … Continue reading Healing Stones – Part 1: Bio-Nano-Robots to the Rescue