Nanobiotechnology

DNA nanotechnology cages localize and optimize enzymatic reactions

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:39-07:00 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.

Roles of materials research and polymer chemistry in developing nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:39-07:00 February 16th, 2016|Artificial Molecular Machines, Bionanotechnology, Found On Web, Memetics, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Reviews|

Polymer chemistry and materials research provide opportunities to explore structures that harmonize phenomena unique to nanoscale technology, the role of mechanical forces generated at interfaces, and the responses of biological systems to mechanical stresses.

Multiple advances in de novo protein design and prediction

By | 2017-06-01T14:21:13-07:00 February 14th, 2016|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

New families of protein structures, barrel proteins for positioning small molecules, self-assembling protein arrays, and precision sculpting of protein architectures highlight de novo protein design advances.

Rational design of protein architectures not found in nature

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:39-07:00 February 11th, 2016|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

Computational design of proteins satisfying predetermined geometric constraints produced stable proteins with the designed structure that are not found in nature.

De novo protein design space extends far beyond biology

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:39-07:00 February 3rd, 2016|Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight Kudos, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research|

A fully automated design protocol generates dozens of designs for proteins based on helix-loop-helix-loop repeat units that are very stable, have crystal structures that match the design, have very different overall shapes, and are unrelated to any natural protein.

Conference video: Nanoscale Materials, Devices, and Processing Predicted from First Principles

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:40-07:00 January 15th, 2016|About Foresight, Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Foresight News Articles, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Prof. William Goddard presented four advances from his research group that enable going from first principles quantum mechanics calculations to realistic nanosystems of interest with millions or billions of atoms.

DNA nanotechnology controls which molecules enter cells

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:40-07:00 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 | 2017-06-01T14:22:08-07:00 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 | 2017-06-01T14:01:41-07:00 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 | 2017-06-01T14:01:41-07:00 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.