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Nanodiamond–gutta percha composite prevents infection after root canal

By Faye Oney / October 27, 2017

In a new clinical trial, scientists have shown that nanodiamonds mixed with gutta percha, a dental filling, can prevent bacterial infection after a root canal. The results represent a key milestone for the nanodiamond field and nanomedicine in general.

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Nanodiamond-Gd complex: ‘Contrast agent on steroids’

By / January 14, 2010

Dean Ho’s nanodiamond team at Northwestern always seems to be coming up with something new. This time, Ho and a team led by NWU cancer researcher Thomas J. Meade say they have figured out a way to couple gadolinium with nanodiamonds to make a MRI contrast agent that delivers greatly improved images. “The results are…

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Nanodiamonds move into gene therapy

By / September 2, 2009

A team of Northwestern University researchers has figured out a way to use nanodiamonds to deliver DNA for gene-therapy application. By modifying the surface of nanodiamond particles with a special polymer, a group led by Dean Ho found they could reach a delivery efficiency that is 70 times greater than that of a conventional standard…

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Nanodiamonds and drug delivery

By / May 30, 2009

Two Northwestern University researchers believe they have developed a new dual-use tool and methods for delivering drugs and other nanoscale therapeutic materials to cells using coated nanodiamonds. The researchers, Horacio Espinosa, professor of mechanical engineering, and Dean Ho, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, call…

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