Navigation Links
American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009
Date:5/31/2009

c/full/10.1021/es900370x

CONTACT:
Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Omaha, Neb.
Phone: (402) 554-3868
Fax: (402) 554-3288
Email: sbartelt2@unl.edu


ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Silver nanoparticles show "immense potential" in prevention of blood clots
ACS Nano

Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential new alternative to aspirin, ReoPro, and other anti-platelet agents used widely to prevent blood clots in coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Their study, scheduled for the June 23 issue of ACS Nano, a monthly journal, involves particles of silver 1/50,000th the diameter of a human hair that are injected into the bloodstream.

Debabrata Dash and colleagues point out that patients urgently need new anti-thrombotic agents because traditionally prescribed medications too-often cause dangerous bleeding. At the same time, aging of the population, sedentary lifestyle and spiraling rates of certain diseases have increased the use of these drugs. Researchers are seeking treatments that more gently orchestrate activity of platelets, disk-shaped particles in the blood that form clots.

The scientists describe development and lab testing of silver nanoparticles that seem to keep platelets in an inactive state. Low levels of the nanosilver, injected into mice, reduced the ability of platelets to clump together by as much as 40 percent with no apparent harmful side effects. The nanoparticles "hold immense potential to be promoted as an antiplatelet agent," the researchers note. "Nanosilver appears to possess dual significant properties critically helpful to the health of mankind antibacterial and antiplatelet which together can have unique utilities, for example in coronary stents."

ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Characterization of Antiplatelet P
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-6293
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. From alarmed to dismissive: The six ways Americans view global warming
2. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009
3. Tips from the American Journal of Pathology
4. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009
5. American College of Medical Genetics affirms importance of newborn screening dried blood spots
6. American Chemical Societys weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009
7. American Chemical Societys weekly PressPac -- April 29, 2009
8. Native Americans descended from a single ancestral group, DNA study confirms
9. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009
10. University of Texas at Austin engineer elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
11. Springer partners with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009
(Date:7/11/2014)... release is available in German . ... a method that uses the refraction of X-rays through ... images produced with this method are often of much ... in the team of Prof. Franz Pfeiffer are particularly ... and therapy including X-ray phase-contrast imaging. One main ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 3, 2014, Shenzhen, China Researchers from Salk Institute ... the first time evaluated the safety and reliability ... successfully developed a new method, TALEN-HDAdV, which could ... stem cell (hiPSC). This study published online in ... theoretical foundation for stem cell-based gene therapy. , ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary ... new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to ... neurons and synapses using the flat surface of ... 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude more efficient, ... level across many areas of experimental biology. The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New simple setup for X-ray phase contrast 2A new genome editing method brings the possibility of gene therapies closer to reality 2Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images 2
... first comprehensive multi-model-based assessment of so-called Durban Platform scenarios, ... the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and ... Durban Platform is the current negotiation track at the ... climate agreement by 2015 to come into effect in ...
... developing a comprehensive data system that can be used ... them with access to chemical toxicity information. ... the "automated profiling system" from existing bioassay data from ... help scientists who are seeking information on chemicals of ...
... continues to support the role of protein in building and ... embracing the important role of protein in the diet. ... out that protein quality really does matter. The latest ... at SupplySide West, the leading destination for the exploration, discovery, ...
Cached Biology News:Success of climate talks vital for 2°C target 2Success of climate talks vital for 2°C target 3Toxicity database under development at Rutgers-Camden 2Protein quality: It matters 2Protein quality: It matters 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada ... TM (eslicarbazepine acetate) for use as a once-daily ... patients with epilepsy who are not satisfactorily controlled with ... use in patients under 18 years of age. ... neurological disorders and according to Epilepsy Canada, it affects ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... Burkina Faso, today have access to an additional ... to increase access to contraception at all levels ... combining a lower-dose formulation of a widely used ... injection system. , Burkina Faso is the first ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Understanding the need for better quality and ... gap that currently exists in this area, ChanTest has ... of validated ion channel and GPCR cell lines. ... ion channels control many critical physiological functions throughout the ... potential to treat a variety of human diseases. ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Robert Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, Inc., the ... relaunch of his highly informative blog, now named Stem Cells ... are Stem Cells ?” Dr. Harman’s purpose for blogging ... basics of stem cell therapy so that pet owners can ... when considering regenerative medicine. , A veterinarian by trade, Dr. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Announces Health Canada Approval of APTIOM(TM) (eslicarbazepine acetate) as a Once-Daily Adjunctive Treatment for Partial-Onset Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy 2Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Announces Health Canada Approval of APTIOM(TM) (eslicarbazepine acetate) as a Once-Daily Adjunctive Treatment for Partial-Onset Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy 3Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Announces Health Canada Approval of APTIOM(TM) (eslicarbazepine acetate) as a Once-Daily Adjunctive Treatment for Partial-Onset Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy 4Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 2Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 4Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 5Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 6Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 3Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 2Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 3
... Age of Unreason," an important book in which author ... business-affecting change. Though an economist, Handy could not have ... our current recession, yet he offers a prescient perspective ... a shift from manufacturing- to a knowledge-based economy. , ...
... challenging, but knowing how to conduct the proper interviews can ... getting the right person. If its a top executive position ... of the candidates background is critical, but having a method ... experiences increases the chances of hiring the right person. ...
... Catalyst International, a global provider of supply ... of platform-independent SCE applications. , ,"We're expanding and ... increasing demand for integrated fulfillment solutions from supplier ... said Jim Treleaven, President and CEO of Catalyst. ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Molecular Organization 2The Molecular Organization 3Improving the Hiring Process 2
Porcine Aortic Endothelial Cells (PAOEC) (>500,000 cells)...
Bovine Endometrium Epithelial Cells (BEnEpC) (>500,000 cells)...
PC based system for advanced chemifluorescent, chemiluminescent, fluorescent and colorimetric, microarray and microscope imaging and analysis....
Pendrin (H-195)...
Biology Products: