RBCs Deliver Nanoparticles for Distal Lung Tumors

January 26, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

RBCs deliver immune-stimulating agents for lung metastases
“Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a way to deliver immune-stimulating agents to [MORE]

FLASH Radiotherapy

April 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Radiation therapy
The typical electron radiation therapy for several tumors can require about 40 sessions, during which there is a possibility [MORE]

Biosensor Detects HER-2 Breast Cancer in 15 Minutes

January 22, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printer makes biosensors to detect breast cancer protein in blood.
University scientists in Connecticut have built a microfluidics device that [MORE]

A Synthetic Ovary Allows Sterilized Mice to Give Birth

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Order of Changes in Ovary
In fertility studies of mice, bioengineers at Northwestern University have determined that the architecture of a [MORE]

Urine Test for Ovarian Tumors

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Nanoparticles Detect Ovarian Cancer in Urine
By the best methods currently, the smallest detectable ovarian tumor has already reached 1 [MORE]

Barcoding and Tracking T-Cells in Immunotherapy

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

T-Cell (orange) in Blood
In adoptive T-cell therapy for cancer, T-cells are isolated from the patient’s blood, and then grown up [MORE]

Creating Tumor Cell Receptors That Weren’t There Naturally

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Cells
Inserting a unique small molecule azides (sugar) into triple negative breast cancer cells created a receptor in those cells [MORE]

An Update on “Fantastic Voyage”

April 26, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fantastic Voyage Illustration
Imagine gold nanoparticles to which long and short sequences of DNA are attached. The large sequences are receptors [MORE]

Vapor Therapy System to Ablate Lung Tumors

December 1, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lung Tumor Ablation
Using a technology called “InterVapor” (from Uptake Medical, Tustin, CA) physicians ablated a colon cancer metastasis to the [MORE]

Implantable Biosensor for Cancer Monitoring

November 3, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Monitoring Sensor
How can imaging tell if a tumor is enlarging from malignant growth or getting bigger because of an [MORE]

Microarray Testing for Chemotherapy Cocktails

October 20, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tumor stem cells drive a mass’s growth and isolating those cells is a means for testing the probability that a [MORE]

Breathalyzer for Head and Neck Cancer

May 5, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Breath Test
Engineers at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland have designed a highly sensitive breathalyzer that can detect the volatile organic [MORE]

A Blood Test for Glioblastoma

January 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

HealthTell Molecular Diagnostics
Using peptide arrays, HealthTell (San Ramon, CA) is testing their product which supposedly offers early, accurate and noninvasive [MORE]

Bone Marrow Bioreactor

October 21, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Platelet Bioreactor
With a “bone-marrow-on-a-chip” bioreactor, researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital have been able to culture blood platelets, [MORE]