In April 2013, this hypothesis was discussed at the 8th International Congress of Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR 2013) in London and begins to be confirmed by other independent research teams. Homeopathy is emerging as nanomedicine. Due to the dynamization process during the manufacturing of homeopathic medicines the final product contains nanoparticles and conglomerates of them. … Read more
Biomedical engineers at the University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston have announced pre-clinical test results in the September issue of the International Journal of Nanomedicine demonstrating the feasibility of a smart particle insulin release system that detects spikes in glucose or blood sugar levels and releases insulin to counteract them
Got high cholesterol? You might want to stay away from air pollution. That?s the message of a new UCLA study linking diesel exhaust to atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which significantly increases one?s risk for heart attack and stroke.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined how a substance derived from the bark of the South American lapacho tree kills certain kinds of cancer cells, findings that also suggest a novel treatment for the most common type of lung cancer.
Researchers at Purdue University have shown that common bacteria can deliver a valuable cargo of “smart nanoparticles” into a cell to precisely position sensors, drugs or DNA for the early diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.
The ability to regenerate nerve cells in the body could reduce the effects of trauma and disease in a dramatic way.
The future of cancer detection and treatment may be in gold nanoparticles ? tiny pieces of gold so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye.
What is nanotechnology? How is nanotechnology expected to transform medicine and health care in the future? How can nanomedicine help the truly needy in developing countries? And what are the challenges of ensuring that nanotechnology meets the specific health needs of Third World peoples? These questions are the focus of an event and live Web cast at noon Tuesday, Feb_27 in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Researchers have developed nanoparticles that seek out tumors and bind to their blood vessels, and then attract more nanoparticles to the tumor target. Using this system they demonstrated that the homing nanoparticle could be used to deliver a “payload” of an imaging compound, and in the process act as a clotting agent, obstructing as much as 20 percent of the tumor blood vessels.
Many people believe nanotechnology will be the key to solving many of the world’s most pressing medical problems, while others believe it could lead to a potential disaster. The current issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics addresses this issue in all its aspects.