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Biomedical applications of nanotechnology

Research & Innovation News

Nanoneedles deliver therapeutics into cells

Biocompatible nanoneedles can efficiently deliver nucleic acids and nanoparticles into live cells without damaging them.

Nanotherapy for heart attacks and strokes

Nanoparticles loaded with a cholesterol-lowering drug reduce inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radioembolization, radiotherapy, microfluidics and more.

Nanocomposites encourage bone repair

Enhancing artificial bone scaffolds with graphene-oxide flakes provides a stronger support while promoting bone regeneration.


Horizons 2013: connecting physicists in medicine

What happened when two groups of physicists working in medicine came together for the first time?

Magnetic particle imaging: x-space options

The second article in our two-part series on magnetic particle imaging takes a look at the evolution of x-space MPI.

Magnetic particle imaging: moving ahead

In the first of a two-part series on magnetic particle imaging, we examine the latest developments in MPI hardware and nanoparticle design.

Medical physicists: preparing for change

As the boundaries between medical disciplines become increasingly blurred and those between diagnosis, therapy and management follow suit, how can medical physicists adapt to these changing needs?

Physics in Medicine & Biology

First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging

J Rahmer, A Halkola, B Gleich, I Schmale and J Borgert Phys. Med. Biol. 60 1775

Implications on clinical scenario of gold nanoparticle radiosensitization in regards to photon energy, nanoparticle size, concentration and location

E Lechtman, N Chattopadhyay, Z Cai, S Mashouf, R Reilly and J P Pignol 2011 Phys. Med. Biol. 56 4631

Imaging of nanoparticles with dual-energy computed tomography

J L Ducote, Y Alivov and S Molloi 2011 Phys. Med. Biol. 56 2031

MR-guided focused ultrasound: enhancement of intratumoral uptake of [3H]-docetaxel in-vivo

L Chen, Z Mu, P Hachem, C-M Ma, A Wallentine and A Pollack 2010 Phys. Med. Biol. 55 7399