Tag Archive for Nanomedicine

World’s Smallest Jet Engine to Power Tiny Medical Devices

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany and Harbin Institute of Technology in Shenzhen, China have come up with a tiny self-powered propulsion system for devices small enough to move through various vessels inside our bodies. The technique does not generate any bubbles to push microscopic objects, b (Read more...)

DNA Computer Can Sense Multiple Antibody Inputs, With Potential for Smart Drug Delivery

Researchers at the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands have developed a DNA computer that can respond to the presence of specific antibodies and make calculations, with the potential for intelligent drug delivery in the future. DNA computing involves using DNA molecules and other molecular biological components as molecular circuitry, instea (Read more...)

MRI Contrast Agent That Turns On at Sites of Disease

At the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea, researchers have developed a new type of MRI contrast agent that only lights up when near a target. It consists of two components, an “enhancer” which is the actual contrast agent that lights up and a “quencher” that controls the activation of the enhancer. The en (Read more...)

Silver Nanowire Skin Sensor for Measuring Hydration Levels

Athletes, soldiers, miners, and many others can suffer from dehydration, potentially putting them in mortal danger. Monitoring hydration levels within the body out in the field remains a challenge, but researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a technology that may prove to be a consistent way of gauging hydration. The North (Read more...)