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How to measure the effect of nanoparticles on the heart

Using a Langendorff heart, which is an isolated heart from an animal, flushed with a nutrient solution instead of blood, researchers were able to show that certain nanoparticles caused an increased heart rate, cardiac arrhythmia and modified ECG.

August 3, 2011
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Nanoparticles using layer-by-layer technology provide targeted cancer drug delivery

Nanotechnology can use methods from other scientific disciplines including layer-by-layer (LbL) polymer chemistry.

May 6, 2011
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How nanotechnology may revolutionize the detection of traumatic brain injury using a sensor that changes color

At Health Journalism 2011 Dr Cullen presented his research on blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) and the development of a nanomaterial containing photonic crystals that change color upon exposure to blast pressure.

April 26, 2011
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Biodegradable nanoparticles may be a new treatment to combat MRSA infections

Biodegradable nanoparticles could be used to treat infectious diseases such as methillicin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

April 13, 2011
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“Diamonds are Forever” – using nanodiamonds for drug delivery may improve the efficacy of cancer chemotherapy

Nanotechnology is set to have a major impact on drug development and new products for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

March 18, 2011
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Innovation in Nanotechnology will lead to improved drug delivery, diagnostics & imaging

Innovation in drug delivery presents opportunities for biotechnology companies, and is an area I expect we will see major leaps forward through nanotechnology.

March 17, 2011