New strategy for individualized cancer treatment

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Dr. Xian-Zheng Zhang and co-workers have fabricated a biodegradable chimeric peptide for cancer therapy and real-time apoptosis imaging.

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Microscopic switch shines a light on drug delivery

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Researchers in Australia have developed a microscopic on-off light to help investigate how drug delivery systems interact with cells.

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Mimicking inflammation with a biomimetic interface

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An interface that models inflammation and infection will allow researchers to investigate biomolecular dynamics changes in local microenvironments.

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Nanoprobes allow a new kind of cancer detection

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Researchers have reported a new method for detecting cancer cells, using SERS and fluorescence dual-encoded magnetic nanoprobes.

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Recombinant proteins for better hydrogels

Researchers at Nankai University report the design and engineering of a recombinant protein that can be used for drug-delivering hydrogels.

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Nanoparticle system combines chemo- and antiangiogenic therapy

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Xuesi Chen and co-workers from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry explore the potential of combining chemotherapy with antiangiogenic therapy.

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Programmable vaccine release from silk microneedles

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Implantable silk composite microneedles for programmable vaccine release kinetics and enhanced immunogenicity in transcutaneous immunization.

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Stimulating neurons with IR-responsive gold nanorods

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Silica-coated gold nanorods with absorption at precisely 780 nm cause action potentials in nerve cells when exposed to laser light.

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Exploring the reaction dynamics of c-reactive protein

Research mimic the progression of inflammation/infection on a sensor to investigate how biomolecular dynamics change in the local microenvironment.

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AFM-based nanoindentation reveals the inner workings of cryogels

Researchers from the IPF Dresden have developed and applied a nanoindentation method to quantify the stiffness of a sponge-like biohybrid hydrogel material.

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