Nanoparticles can help cancer drugs home in on tumors and avoid damaging healthy cells.
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The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines put nanomedicine in the spotlight as a potential way to treat diseases like cancer and HIV. While the field isn’t there yet, better design could help fulfill its promise.
The NanoMslide causes potentially cancerous cells to ‘light up’ with vivid colour contrast. It has already been successful in finding early-stage breast cancer cells in human tissue.
Nanotechnology has an impressive record against viruses.
Nanomedicine could scupper the need for TB patients to take multiple daily tablets with toxic side effects.
The reason that nanoparticles hold such hope for TB treatment is that they can be carefully targeted.
Collaborations between mathematicians, cancer biologists and clinical oncologists enable both rapid cost-effective testing of cancer drug combinations, and deeper understanding of cancer drug resistance.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Mathematicians have joined the fight, developing models to both test cancer drug combinations and understand chemotherapy drug resistance.
Therapies on a nano scale rely on engineered nanoparticles designed to package and deliver drugs to exactly where they’re needed.
Nanoparticles are a form of transport for drugs and can go places drugs wouldn’t be able to go on their own. They make drug delivery more targeted, reducing collateral damage to healthy tissues.
Hidden tools are making the world a safer place.
From tiny robotic doctors repairing your body to the latest climate change-tackling tools, nanotechnology is fighting an invisible battle on our behalf.
Nanoparticles: small but deadly… to cancer.
New research could into nanoparticles could help deliver drugs straight to the site of tumours and make them more effective when they get there.
Clean up act.
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