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NIH Funding Nanodrugs to Prevent Opioid Addiction

Head in hands

A drug that invokes the immune system to block addictive effects of opioid pain drugs and heroin is in early development at Washington University in St. Louis. . . . → Read More: NIH Funding Nanodrugs to Prevent Opioid Addiction

High-Speed Screens, A.I., Boost Nanoscale Medicines

Spherical nucleic acid illustration

Biomedical engineers are using high-throughput screening techniques and machine learning to speed and improve the design of new drugs based on nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: High-Speed Screens, A.I., Boost Nanoscale Medicines

Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Hand bandage

A bioengineering team designed a way to use acids in DNA that in lab tests promote wound repair by encouraging production of healing proteins in surrounding tissues. . . . → Read More: Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Inhaled Messenger RNA Developed, Tested

lung illustration

An academic-industry team developed an inhaled form of genetic material in nanoscale particles that enables lab mice to safely produce proteins in their lungs. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Messenger RNA Developed, Tested

Nanoscale Bacteria Particles Deliver Cancer Drugs

Salmonella typhimurium

An engineering lab developed techniques for delivering cancer drugs into tumors in lab cultures and mice with nanoscale polymer particles, aided by a strain of salmonella bacteria. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Bacteria Particles Deliver Cancer Drugs

Nanotech Gene Therapy Company Raises $8.5M in Seed Funds

Editing DNA

A start-up company developing nanoscale particles to deliver gene-editing enzymes, including those for Crispr, is raising $8.5 million in its seed funding round. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Gene Therapy Company Raises $8.5M in Seed Funds

Nanotech Polymers Deliver More Effective Arthritis Therapy

Knee joint X-ray

A chemical engineering lab developed a process to help proteins combined with nanoscale polymers penetrate the cartilage in lab rodents and boost treatment for damage caused by osteoarthritis. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Polymers Deliver More Effective Arthritis Therapy

Nanotech Immunotherapy Reduces Heart Transplant Rejection

Heart and major blood vessels

Proteins known to regulate immune cells, given as nanoscale particles, are shown in lab mice to encourage long-term acceptance of a transplanted heart. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Immunotherapy Reduces Heart Transplant Rejection

Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes

Materials scientists and engineers developed a new material with the natural mechanical and degradable properties of silk, but configured as a film better suited for flexible biomedical devices. . . . → Read More: Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Protein Delivered with Gold Nanoparticles Helps Fix Muscle Injuries

Gold particles

A bioengineering lab at Harvard University devised a technique using gold nanoscale particles to deliver a protein to reduce inflammation from muscle injuries in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Protein Delivered with Gold Nanoparticles Helps Fix Muscle Injuries