Drug Loaded Nanoparticles Specific for Cancer Cells

February 16, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Drug loaded nanoparticles dissolve in cancer cells
Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich) “researchers developed new nanoparticles that only release their drugs inside [MORE]

Multimodal Endoscope to Guide Surgical Robots

February 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Compound eyes of Mantis shrimp
Chinese optical engineers report “a bio-inspired multimodal 3D endoscope combining the excellent characteristics of human eyes [MORE]

Picosecond Laser Scalpel

February 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Picosecond Laser Scalpel
A surgical laser that cuts and cauterizes is a double-edged tool—expensive, effective but risking damage to healthy tissue [MORE]

Light-Activated Liposome in Gene Delivery

January 26, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spherical liposomes are light activated for CRISPR gene therapy
Because liposomes are considered safer than viral vectors for gene delivery, researchers [MORE]

Liquid Biopsy for Cancer, Pros and Cons

January 26, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liquid biopsy
“. . .  liquid biopsy entered a new era in August with FDA’s approval of two tests that use [MORE]

Clonal Hematopoiesis Confounding Liquid Biopsy for Prostate Cancer

January 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cell-free DNA liquid biopsy for prostate cancer
“[University of Washington] scientists found that about half of the mutations that liquid biopsies [MORE]

Non-Invasive Means for Diagnosing Melanoma

January 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Non-Invasive Means for Diagnosing Melanoma
From researchers at two universities in Lithuania: “The novelty of our method is that it combines [MORE]

Liquid Biopsy for Adult Brain Tumors

January 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bob Carter, MD, PhD, MGH one of the study’s authors
Massachusetts General Hospital “. . .  researchers compared blood samples and [MORE]

Electrochemical Bio‐Barcode Assay for Cancer

January 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hand-held device for rapid test of cancer biomarkers
Canadian engineers have developed a point-of-care device for monitoring cancer biomarkers in blood, [MORE]

Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging Identifies Surgical Margins

December 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cerenkov luminescence imaging in prostate surgery
Cerenkov luminescence is a phenomenon Russian physicist Pavel Cherenkov first observed in 1934 (Nobel Prize [MORE]

Tattoo Changes Color to Indicate Disease State

December 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Color changing tattoo to indicate disease
“Dynamic tattoos have been in development for years, with early prototypes being able to successfully [MORE]

Highly Accurate AI Test for Prostate Cancer

November 10, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prostate cancer
Researchers in Pittsburgh, Tel Aviv and Johannesburg report they have developed “An accurate, robust, and validated AI-based algorithm to [MORE]

Bioluminescent Reporter for DNA Breaks

October 27, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioluminescent repair reporter for DNA Breaks
Researchers in Taiwan and at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a way to visualize double [MORE]

Detecting Malignant Melanoma in a Urine Test

October 20, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Myeloma diagnosis with urine tests
“Our goal [biochemists at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia]was to find a link between [MORE]