Navigation Links
Medical Boon in the Form of a Biofriendly Capsule

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed an innovative strategy of mixing lipids and nanoparticles to produce new drug and agricultural materials and delivery vehicles. //Steve Granick, a professor of materials science and engineering, chemistry and physics said that it was a very novel technique. The hollow, deformable and biofunctional capsules could be used in drug delivery, colloidal-based biosensors and enzyme-catalyzed reactions.

Lipids are the building blocks of cell membranes. The construction of useful artificial lipid vesicles was previously not possible, because the vesicles were too delicate. Granick and graduate student Liangfang Zhang found a way to stabilize lipids and stop their destruction. Their findings were published in the journal Nano Letters. Initially a dilute solution of lipid capsules of a particular size was prepared and encapsulated with chemicals or adsorbing molecules on their surfaces. Then charged nanoparticles were added to the solution. The nanoparticles adhere to the capsules and prevent further growth, freezing them at the desired size. The lipid concentration can then be increased without limits.

Granick, who also is a researcher at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory and at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, said that the capsules are manipulative and follow orders. To prove it Granick and Zhang encapsulated fluorescent dyes within lipid capsules but to their astonishment there was no leakage and the lipids proved stable against further fusion.

This biologically friendly capsule delivery vehicle is a great advancement in the field of science. Granick said that chemical reactions can be performed within individual isolated capsules. These biocompatible containers could also help in the transportation of cargo such as enzymes, DNA, proteins and drug molecules throughout living organisms. They could also serve as surrogate factories where enzyme-catalyzed reactions are performed. By attaching biomolecules to the capsule's surface, novel colloidal-size sensors could be produced. An additional use for stabilized lipid capsules is the study of drug behavior. In conclusion this has a wide number of applications and is a very useful tool.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
2. Meditation Works Medically
3. Sleep Disorders Could Indicate Other Medical Problems
4. Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging
5. Hypnosis Found To Reduce Stress In Children During Medical Procedures
6. Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound
7. Ayurvedic Therapies Cashing In On Medical Tourism
8. Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites
9. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
10. Grant of $7 million for Orissa Medical College from Japan
11. Indian Hospitals – A Destination For Quality Medical Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is pleased to announce ... director. Mr. Still was selected through a careful months-long search by the RBMA Board ... to our members, has been a part of building the RBMA since 1992,” said ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... release of two biometric time and attendance tracking products: the new NCheck Cloud ... NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance uses biometric face recognition to enable users to check ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... The Executives, Staff & Clients ... to for the Toys for Tots Literacy Campaign at their Semi-Annual Graduation and Fundraiser ... $70 billion, the U.S. ranks at number 14 internationally in literacy. Statistically, a direct ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... SkyLex Advanced Surgical, Inc. is thrilled to offer the recently FDA-approved Obalon Balloon ... this procedure adds to SkyLex Advanced Surgical’s already comprehensive list of weight-loss ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... , ... March 28, 2017 , ... Silicon Valley Hair ... to announce a new blog post about women’s hair loss. Although hair transplant procedures ... loss as they age. Menopause or genetics can be two reasons a woman may ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/28/2017)... "Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia (CIN) – Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast-2023" ... of the Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia for the seven major markets i.e., ... ( France , Germany , ... Japan , as well as rest of ... The Report covers the therapeutics market revenue, treatment practice ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... -- "US Cancer Generics Market Outlook 2022" report gives ... analysis related to the emergence and integration of ... US. The report analyzes various clinical and non-clinical ... drugs in recent years. The introduction of generics ... for various stake holders involved US cancer drug ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... TORONTO , March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - ... service medical device development firm, announced today that it ... Toronto -based medical device industrial design and productization ... companies throughout North America with ... device talent spanning the design, engineering, regulatory, and manufacturing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: