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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

Nanoscale Sponges Deliver Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

rheumatoid arthritis damage

An engineering lab developed a technique to load molecules from white blood cells into tiny particles that act like sponges to reduce joint damage in lab mice from rheumatoid arthritis. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Sponges Deliver Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

Streptococcus mutans

A bioengineering lab devised a way to quickly detect and treat bacteria responsible for tooth decay with a combination of X-rays and a non-toxic compound in nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

FDA Approves RNA-Interference Nerve Disease Therapy

Onpattro

A treatment that silences the actions of RNA and reverses damage to nerves from a rare inherited neurological disease was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves RNA-Interference Nerve Disease Therapy

Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

ultra-sensitive robot skin

Inventors of a system of sensors packaged in a thin film received a patent for their work that enables robotic devices to better sense conditions in the nearby environment. . . . → Read More: Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Left-ventricle heart model

A university bioengineering group developed a model of a left ventricle, the heart chamber that pumps blood to the body, made with engineered heart muscle tissue to replace animals for drug testing. . . . → Read More: Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed