Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > News > Of science and culture

April 4th, 2010

Of science and culture

Abstract:
Whatever our cultural backgrounds, science was our common cause. We discussed some aspects of cancer nanotechnology.

When we give an anti-cancer drug to a patient (usually injected into a vein), we have no control over how the drug is distributed and how long it stays in the body. Ideally, we want as little as possible of it in the patient's normal tissues and organs and as much of it as possible in cancer cells.

In the last couple of decades, research in nanotechnology has allowed us to do just that. Doxorubicin and paclitaxel are two drugs commonly used in the treatment of cancer.

Nanotechnology formulations of these two drugs are available. Vectors carry the drugs - size of vector plus drug is 10 to 50 nanometers - to the cancer cells with little of the drug diffusing into normal tissues. Consequently, there will be more tumour cell kill and less damage to normal tissues.

I was particularly happy when we discussed one drug of this class, paclitaxel polymeric micelle. It was designed in Korea and is marketed by an Indonesian company. The Asian century beckons even in science and technology.

Source:
thestar.com.my

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) October 22nd, 2014

Mechanism behind nature's sparkles revealed October 22nd, 2014

TARA Biosystems and Harris & Harris Group Form Company to Improve Safety and Efficacy of New Therapies October 22nd, 2014

Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity October 22nd, 2014

Nanomedicine

Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level: Tiny structures found in brain synapses help scientists better understand disorder October 22nd, 2014

Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI), 2014, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 1-24 October 22nd, 2014

TARA Biosystems and Harris & Harris Group Form Company to Improve Safety and Efficacy of New Therapies October 22nd, 2014

‘Designer’ nanodevice could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers October 22nd, 2014

Nanobiotechnology

Mechanism behind nature's sparkles revealed October 22nd, 2014

‘Designer’ nanodevice could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers October 22nd, 2014

Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream: Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depths and complex 3D features, which could create revolutionary nanodevices October 20th, 2014

Scientists Map Key Moment in Assembly of DNA-Splitting Molecular Machine: Crucial steps and surprising structures revealed in the genesis of the enzyme that divides the DNA double helix during cell replication October 15th, 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