Future Medicine

Two-component, 120-subunit icosahedral cage extends protein nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:34+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Energy, Foresight Kudos, Future Medicine, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

Ten designs spanning three types of icosahedral architectures produce atomically precise multi-megadalton protein cages to deliver biological cargo or serve as scaffolds for organizing various molecular functions.

DNA nanotechnology defeats drug resistance in cancer cells

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:38+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Small, stiff, rectangular rods made using scaffolded DNA origami bypass drug resistance mechanisms in the membranes of a cultured leukemia cell line and release enough therapeutic drug to kill the cancer cell.

Will medical 3D printing advance nanotechnology?

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:38+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Future Medicine, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|

Do sophisticated medical applications of 3D printing, like printing titanium bones or human tissues, that portend wider use, also perhaps point toward eventual nanoscale applications as the technology improves?

DNA nanotechnology cages localize and optimize enzymatic reactions

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:39+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Encapsulating enzymes in nanocages engineered using structural DNA nanotechnology increases enzymatic digestion and protects enzymes from degradation.

DNA nanotechnology controls which molecules enter cells

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:40+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

DNA building blocks mimic biological ion channels to more precisely control which molecules can cross a biological membrane.

Nanoparticles ameliorate MS in mice by inducing immune tolerance of myelin

By | 2017-06-01T14:22:08+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

In the first mouse model of the progressive form of multiple sclerosis, nanoparticles that created immune tolerance to myelin prevented the development of progressive MS.

Rolling DNA-based motors increase nano-walker speeds 1000-fold

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:41+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Healing/preserving environment, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Coating micrometer-sized glass spheres with hundreds of DNA strands complementary to an RNA covering a glass slide enables the sphere to move, with the help of an enzyme that digests RNA bound to complementary DNA, a thousand times faster than conventional DNA-walkers.

Novel nanoconjugate delivers synergistic combination of microRNAs to treat cancer

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:41+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Two microRNAs with synergistic effects, one that suppresses tumor growth and another than inhibits tumor promotion, are combined in an RNA triple helix, complexed with a dendrimer to form nanoparticles, which are incorporated with a polymer to form a hydrogel that inhibits tumor growth when applied to the tumor.

Ultrasensitive microRNA assay with nanosensor to detect cancer

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:41+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

A nanotechnology-based sensor provides fast, inexpensive, ultrasensitive assay of microRNA pattern to detect cancer using DNA immobilized on a synthetic gold nanoprism.

DNA nanomachine lights up to diagnose diseases

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:42+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Artificial Molecular Machines, Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

DNA nanotechnology produces an artificial molecular machine that changes shape when it encounters a specific antibody or other protein molecule, and emits light to signal the target's presence.