Superhydrophobic 'nanoflower' for biomedical applications

Superhydrophobic 'nanoflower' for biomedical applications Grantee News thomas.johnson Wed, 07/03/2019 - 09:52 Plant leaves have a natural superpower -- they're designed with water repelling characteristics. Called a superhydrophobic surface, this trait allows leaves to cleanse themselves from dust particles. Inspired by such natural designs, a team of researchers at Texas A&M University has developed an … Continue reading Superhydrophobic 'nanoflower' for biomedical applications

Milestone reached in use of nanoparticles to kill cancer with heat

Milestone reached in use of nanoparticles to kill cancer with heat Grantee News thomas.johnson Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:52 Researchers have developed an improved technique for using magnetic nanoclusters to kill hard-to-reach tumors. Read more from the Oregon State University Newsroom. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment

A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment Grantee News thomas.johnson Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:47 Researchers have come up with a novel way to prevent fibrosis, which can lead to rejection of implantable medical devices, by incorporating a crystallized immunosuppressant drug into the devices. After implantation, the drug is slowly and locally secreted … Continue reading A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment

Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging Grantee News thomas.johnson Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:16 Researchers discovered a method for creating radioactive tracers to better track pharmaceuticals in the body as well as image diseases, such as cancer, and other medical conditions. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News