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
Including carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and other bio-persistent high aspect ratio nanomaterials (HARNs). The United Kingdom»s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has posted a guidance document describing how to control occupational exposure to manufactured nanomaterials in the workplace…. Continue reading
The authors regret that in the earlier version of the article initially published, a typographical error and a minor unintentional mistake in Figures 3 (A) were observed. The errors have been corrected in the revised article. It is noteworthy that these changes do not alter the conclusion drawn from this study. The authors apologize to the readers… Continue reading
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) Center of MicroNanoTechnology researchers are using the electrical properties of a scanning electron microscope to change the size of glass capillary tubes and their method has already been patented as it could pave the way to many novel applications…. Continue reading
La 6ª Conferencia Anual de Plataformas de Investigación Biomédica tuvo lugar los pasados 20 y 21 de marzo en Madrid, coorganizada por las plataformas de Medicamentos Innovadores (Farmaindustria), Tecnologías Sanitarias (FENIN), Mercados Biotecnológicos (ASEBIO) y Nanomedicina.
Abstract: In this study we employ atomic force microscopy, supported by finite element analysis and fluorescence microscopy, to characterize the elastic properties accompanying cytoskeletal structural rearrangements of lung microvascular endothelial cells in response to barrier altering stimuli. Statistical analysis of elasticity data obtained… Continue reading
El pasado 10 de diciembre de 2012 tuvo lugar el International Workshop on Nanomedicine, organizado por la Red de Centros Singulares de Investigación del Campus Vida en Santiago de Compostela en colaboración con el proyecto nanoVALOR.
Ahora pueden visualizar los abstracts y vídeos de estas ponencias aquí.
Science fiction? Hardly, and there’s more – It can also desalinate water, be used as flexible water filtration membranes, help recover energy from desalination waste brine, be made into flexible solar cells and can also double the lifespan of lithium ion batteries. With its superior bacteria-killing capabilities, it can also be used to develop a… Continue reading