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Enzymes digestible nanoparticles: a new generation of biodegradable drug delivery nanosystem

Pathologies with high death rates such as cancers may well have found their solutions with the rise of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a newly coined word encompassing the application of nanoparticles for all kinds of technological challenges. A

Interaction of ZnO nanoparticle with biological system

Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are one of the few nanoparticles synthesised industrially. This nanoparticle possesses a broad spectrum of application in rubber industry, optoelectronics, biomedical sector and pharmaceutics. With extensive applications the exposure risk also increases

Multidimensional screening anti-counterfeiting: shapes and images

Multidimensional anti-counterfeiting technique, which could display diverse images depending on different readout conditions, provides an unparalleled approach to improve the information security and holds great potential in practical applications. Although it has been achieved by varied wavelength,

Amazing events in a glass of water

Have you ever thought about what happens when a pill which has to treat for example your headache, is immersed into water (or any other fluid) and sinks to the bottom of a glass? A number of

Design of supplements and nutraceuticals enriched in resveratrol: a promising natural compound

Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound found in grapes, red wine, berry fruits and nuts. Given the favorable prophylactic and therapeutic effects of resveratrol, nanocarriers have been developed for enhancing its bioavailability for further application as supplements or

Versatile fabrication for aerogels by freezing and subsequent freeze-drying of nanoparticle solutions

Aerogels are fascinating materials because they are lightweight, highly porous and exhibit huge surface areas. They consist of more than 99% air, while the rest is a well interconnected network of small inorganic or organic particles or

How to avoid cisplatin associated hearing-loss using nanoparticles

Cisplatin (CDDP) is a highly effective chemotherapeutic agent against a variety of solid tumors including head and neck, lungs, ovary, bladder and testicles, however, it presents severe side-effects that affect kidney function, nervous system and hearing. There

Direct monitoring of the interaction between ROS and cerium dioxide nanoparticles in living cells

Swallowing the pill we don’t know whether it comes to the target, destroys the harmful objects (microbes, viruses, cancer cells) and/or whether it works correctly at the center of the inflammation. Let’s imagine that each grain of

Recent advances in gold nanoparticle-based optic sensor

The ease in preparation and conjugation, stability, biocompatibility, as well as the size-dependent optical properties makes gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) one of the most popular nanomaterials for sensing of analytes of interest in the last decade. We

Making the smallest possible fullerene molecules

It was in 1985 when the soccer ball appeared in chemistry. Spherical carbon cages were discovered, now known as the fullerenes and consisting of 60 carbon atoms in the shape of a soccer ball. Their discoverers have

Cerium dioxide nanoparticles increase immunogenicity of the influenza vaccine

Influenza and acute respiratory infections are the viral diseases having tendency for fast epidemic spread. The 2009 “swine flu” pandemic caused by the H1N1 flu virus has revealed the need not only for a detailed study of

Global electronic properties dominate the reactivity of silver clusters with up to nano sizes

A metal block is composed of extremely large amount of metal atoms, while metal clusters consist of only two to about one hundred atoms. They stand for the transition between individual atoms and the smallest particles which

New material for vertebral fractures repair

Vertebroplasty, the injection of bone cement into fractured vertebra in order to restore its original height and shape, is the most popular and effective treatment of vertebral compression fractures. However, the long term success of this kind

Cerium oxide nanoparticles may be of therapeutic value in chronic liver disease

What is this? We use Cerium oxide NPs (CeO2NPs) to treat cirrhosis in model rats and we observe how it has dramatic beneficial effects in reducing inflammation and allowing tissue reparation What makes nanoceria very appealing is

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of genomic DNA from in vitro grown tomato

Conservation of plant genetic resources is necessary for food security and to safeguard biodiversity which is essential for genetic engineering and plant breeding programmes. Conservation of plant resources can be achieved either in their natural habitats (in

Milk exosomes for drug delivery

The need to effectively deliver drugs to target site has employed a multitude of substances varying from biological to a chemical nature and solid metals for the preparation of tiny drug delivery vesicles called nanoparticles. However, factors