31 Oct '13, 8pm

Nanoparticle Both Kills Cancer Cells and Helps Image the Killing Process

Nanoparticle Both Kills Cancer Cells and Helps Image the Killing Process

The therapeutic capabilities of metallic nanoparticles continue to improve, especially for cancer treatment . Along with their growing therapeutic abilities, they are also piling up diagnostic capabilities as well, like their recent use in enabling iPod drug testing. Now, thanks to researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia, metallic nanoparticles have been used to both treat cancer and observe the treatment . This latest development is part of the emerging field of so-called “theranostic” nanoparticles in which the nanoparticle is both a therapeutic and a diagnostic tool. In a first, the Australian researchers, who published their work in the journal ACS Nano ("Using Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Monitor Theranostic Nanoparticle Uptake and Intracellular Doxorubicin Release "), used a fluorescence imaging technique to see the release of a...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/biomedical/diagnostics...

Tweets

Argentina Is Using More Pesticide Than Ever Bef...

organicconsumers.org 01 Nov '13, 9pm

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , Millions Against Monsanto page an...

Is the Nike KD IV "Aunt Pearl" your favorite Breast Cancer Awareness sneaker?

Is the Nike KD IV "Aunt Pearl" your favorite Br...

nicekicks.com 31 Oct '13, 8pm

With the month of October serving as a 31-day reminder of the ongoing fight against breast cancer, sneaker brands have rep...