Researchers at Rice University claim to have invented the "fastest-moving molecules ever seen in solution," developing a molecular machine that propels itself using ultraviolet light. Just a proof of concept for now, the tiny submersibles could potentially carry drugs in the future.
Experiments show that zinc oxide nanopyramids have the potential to become an antibacterial coating for implants like artificial joints, researchers at the University of Michigan say. Zinc oxide is a common ingredient in sunscreen, but in order to work as an effective antibiotic when placed on an implant, the team needed to modify their drug delivery.
Pennsylvania startup Genisphere locked down a $4 million investment to expand its DNA-based drug delivery platform, looking to finish the preclinical process and license the technology to pharma partners.
GlaxoSmithKline now has rights to develop inhaled therapeutics using Liquidia's PRINT particle engineering technology. The development builds on a drug delivery alliance between the two companies that commenced in 2012.
Researchers in Los Angeles have developed a nanomed that can take on two crucial roles--diagnosing brain tumors and delivering the drugs that can take them down.
UCSD researchers have developed a hydrogel that contains toxin-absorbing nanoparticles--what they are calling nanosponges--that could eventually treat skin and wound conditions caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
The ability to supercool drug-carrying vesicles inside the body and time the exact moment of crystallization could lead to a targeted approach to drug delivery, researchers at Tel Aviv University have found.
The stomach and the gut are difficult places for DNA to survive and eventually pass into the bloodstream intact. Now researchers have developed nanoparticle-coated bacteria that can someday be used to create effective DNA vaccines.
At the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, researchers are looking toward biodegradable nanoparticles capable of delivering cancer drugs to neuroblastoma without harming surrounding tissue.
Researchers at Northwestern University have put together a nanostructure capable of shuttling a new RNA molecule across the blood-brain barrier to reach tumor cells in mice with glioblastoma multiforme, a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer.