Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Antibacterial Nanodrugs Open New Window for Faster Healing of Infections

Abstract:
Iranian researchers at the Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Branch, managed to find a new drug delivery system by attaching gold nanoparticles to gentamicin for transferring anti-bacterial drug staphylococcal to infected foci.

Antibacterial Nanodrugs Open New Window for Faster Healing of Infections

Tehran, Iran | Posted on May 1st, 2013

Innovative drug delivery methods have shown to improve the treatment of the infections caused by tuberculosis or viral diseases such as AIDS, everyday. Thanks to a number of their properties like being non-toxic in biologic systems, high surface-to-volume aspect ratio and having conjugated surfaces appropriate for bonding with bio-molecules, gold nanoparticles act as perfect carriers which are able to target the infection spots with a concentrated load of an antibacterial drug.

Experimental results have revealed the superiority of this antimicrobial nanodrug over gentamicin in fight against Staphylococcus Aureus. In addition, in vivo tests on mice suffering from the infections caused by Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria ascertained the ability of the proposed nanodrug to accumulate in high concentrations at locations where the infection level was higher and hence to accelerate the healing process.

The mentioned study paves the ground for development of similar nanodrugs for treatment of infections caused by dangerous bacteria such as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Brucella Melitensis (the causative agent for Malta fever) or viral infections like AIDS, Hepatitis B, etc.

The results of this research work conducted by Azam Ahangari et al has been published in Drug Delivery Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2013, pages 34 to 39.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

No need in supercomputers: Russian scientists suggest a PC to solve complex problems tens of times faster than with massive supercomputers June 30th, 2016

Surprising qualities of insulator ring surfaces: Surface phenomena in ring-shaped topological insulators are just as controllable as those in spheres made of the same material June 30th, 2016

How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels (video) June 30th, 2016

Oxford Instruments and Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory collaborate to develop HTS magnet technology components for high field superconducting magnet systems June 29th, 2016

Nanomedicine

How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels (video) June 30th, 2016

Building a smart cardiac patch: 'Bionic' cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems June 28th, 2016

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance June 24th, 2016

Discoveries

No need in supercomputers: Russian scientists suggest a PC to solve complex problems tens of times faster than with massive supercomputers June 30th, 2016

Surprising qualities of insulator ring surfaces: Surface phenomena in ring-shaped topological insulators are just as controllable as those in spheres made of the same material June 30th, 2016

How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels (video) June 30th, 2016

Building a smart cardiac patch: 'Bionic' cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems June 28th, 2016

Announcements

No need in supercomputers: Russian scientists suggest a PC to solve complex problems tens of times faster than with massive supercomputers June 30th, 2016

Surprising qualities of insulator ring surfaces: Surface phenomena in ring-shaped topological insulators are just as controllable as those in spheres made of the same material June 30th, 2016

How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels (video) June 30th, 2016

Oxford Instruments and Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory collaborate to develop HTS magnet technology components for high field superconducting magnet systems June 29th, 2016

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







Car Brands
Buy website traffic