A Multidisciplinary team at Trinity College Dublin from the School of Medicine and CRANN, the Science Foundation Ireland funded nanoscience institute, has developed a new screening approach to test the safety of nanomaterials and their effects on human cells. The research will have a significant impact across the many industries that utilise… Continue reading
Abstract: Although significant advances have been made in understanding the molecular mechanisms that influence tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) metastasis, less is known about the association between the cellular elastic modulus and TSCC metastasis. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) nanoindentation via the rate-jump method was used to detect the… Continue reading
Abstract: Circulating tumor cells (CTC) harvested from peripheral blood have received significant interest as sources for serial sampling to gauge treatment efficacy. Nanotechnology and microfluidic based approaches are emerging to facilitate such analyses. While of considerable clinical importance, there is little information on how similar or… Continue reading
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Abstract: In the setting of myocardial ischemia, recovery of myocardial function by revascularization procedures depends on the extent of coronary disease and myocardial scar burden. Currently, computed tomographic (CT) imaging offers superior evaluation of coronary lesions but lacks the capability to measure the transmural extent of myocardial… Continue reading
Abstract: In order to investigate the effect of SWCNTs in the embryo, we examined the outcome of SWCNTs in avian embryo at an early stage of development. We found that SWCNTs-treatment inhibits the angiogenesis of the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) and in the chicken embryo. Moreover, we showed that SWCNTs can harm the normal development of the… Continue reading
A sensing system developed at Cambridge is being commercialised in the UK for use in rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing, which would make the prediction and diagnosis of disease more efficient, and individualised treatment more affordable…. Continue reading
El número de solicitudes de patente europea para invenciones relacionadas con la nanotecnología se ha más que triplicado desde mediados de los años noventa.
Este folleto de la OEPM explica cómo iniciar la búsqueda de invenciones en el sector de la nanotecnología en bases de datos de patentes, y qué tener en cuenta si tiene previsto presentar una solicitud de patente de nanotecnología ante la Oficina Europea de Patentes.
Abstract: Due to hypocholesterolemic effects, sitosterol is used in functional foods and nanoscale dispersions. To investigate the influence of dietary sitosterol on sterol concentrations in Dunkin Hartley guinea pigs, seven groups consisting of eight animals each were fed either a basal diet (BD), a high-cholesterol diet (HC) or a… Continue reading
Abstract: Chitosan nanoparticles were evaluated as a vaccine delivery system for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in the absence of adjuvant. Nano-encapsulated HBsAg (HBsAg chitosan-NP) was endocytosed more rapidly and efficiently by dendritic cells compared to soluble HBsAg. FRET analysis demonstrated that intact nanoparticles were taken up by… Continue reading