Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > News > Novel Approach Images Pancreatic Tumors with Nanoparticles

July 21st, 2006

Novel Approach Images Pancreatic Tumors with Nanoparticles

Abstract:
Most attempts to develop imaging agents that can better distinguish tumors from healthy tissue focus on finding molecules that are more abundant on malignant cells than on normal cells and using those as cellular targets. Turning this strategy on its head, researchers at the MIT-Harvard Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) have created a targeting agent that binds to a molecule found only on healthy pancreatic tissue. They then used this peptide to create a multifunctional nanoparticle-based imaging agent capable of pinpointing pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Source:
nano.cancer.gov

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanomedicine

Arrowhead to Report Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results- Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - July 31st, 2014

New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 30th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. July 29th, 2014

Optimum inertial design for self-propulsion: A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines July 29th, 2014

Materials/Metamaterials

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. to Publish PCAOB Audited Financials July 31st, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method July 31st, 2014

From Narrow to Broad July 30th, 2014

Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics July 30th, 2014

Announcements

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. to Publish PCAOB Audited Financials July 31st, 2014

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol: Highly reactive sites at interface of 2 nanoscale components could help overcome hurdle of using CO2 as a starting point in producing useful products July 31st, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method July 31st, 2014

Pressure probing potential photoelectronic manufacturing compound July 31st, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE