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By / November 26, 2012

Lot’s of good stories here: India-Japan join hands to challenge China’s rare earth monopoly The Indian Prime Minister was forced to cancel his planned visit to Japan this month after the Japanese government dissolved the lower house of parliament and announced early elections. An important trade pact in respect of rare earth materials was proposed…

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Protocells: A versatile drug delivery platform using peptide-targeted mesoporous silica nanoparticle-supported lipid bilayers

By / September 25, 2012

Credit: Katharine Epler et al.; Advanced Healthcare Materials. In traditional drug delivery approaches, only a small amount of the drug reaches the part of the body where it is actually required. It is therefore of the utmost importance to better predict and influence the degree of specificity in targeted drug delivery concepts. For example, the…

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Mesoporous silica honeycomb carries antibodies, kills tumors

By / May 26, 2010

Like bees and their honeycomb, a team of PNNL and University of Washington scientists have figured out a way to pack tumor killing antibodies into the cavities of porous silica particles, hopefully creating a superior transport system for anti-cancer agents. They have demonstrated that they can embed antibodies into the structure of chemically modified silica…

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Video of the week: Nanotubes and other nanoparticles for drug delivery systems

By / February 24, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/drug_delivery1.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/drug_delivery1.jpg}] Robert Pazik and Constanze Lamprecht are two young researchers who separately work on methods of using nanoparticles as multifunctional drug delivery systems for diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Pazik, who works in chemistry at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Uppsala, uses nanoparticles that can be coated with therapeutic…

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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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