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Biomedical applications of nanotechnology

Research & Innovation News

How do nanoparticles cross the BBB?

Magnetic particle spectroscopy sheds light on how iron oxide nanoparticles cross biological barriers such as the blood–brain barrier.

Nanoparticles target fat transformation

Nanoparticles containing drugs that transform white adipose tissue into brown might be used to treat obesity.

In brief: research round-up

Recent developments in radiotherapy, PET, immunotherapy and more.

SERS nanoparticles image liver tumours

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles detect tumours that are too small to identify via conventional imaging modalities.


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?