Nanoparticles’ movements reveal whether they can successfully target cancer

Targeted drug-delivery systems hold significant promise for treating cancer effectively by sparing healthy surrounding tissues. But the promising approach can only work if the drug hits its target. A Northwestern University research team has developed a new way to determine whether or not single drug-delivery nanoparticles will successfully hit their Continue Reading

Researchers identify a possible therapeutic target for Kennedy´s disease and prostate cancer

A study led by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and published in Nature Communications proposes chaperone protein Hps70 as an attractive therapeutic target for the treatment of Kennedy’s disease, a rare neuromuscular condition; it may also be a treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer. Kennedy’s disease Continue Reading

DNA-protective protein could help clinicians better target fast-growing cancer cells

The discovery that an essential protein plays a protective role during cell division, could open the door to better targeted treatment of fast-growing cancer cells. Polo-like kinase (PLK1) was previously thought to have a major function—helping chromosome alignment during mitosis for cell division. But scientists at the Genome Damage and Continue Reading

Scientists identify propranolol’s target in treating rare condition and hemangiomas

The discovery of a new target for the blood-pressure medication propranolol may lead to the development of new and safer therapies for vascular diseases, according to new findings published in eLife. The study also helps explain how propranolol is able to shrink benign tumours in infants called hemangiomas and relieve Continue Reading

Curcumin infused nanoparticles found to target and destroy neuroblastoma cancer tumors… has the CURE been found?

Researchers from the Nemours Children’s Health System and the University of Central Florida revealed that they have found an innovative way to prevent the incidents of neuroblastoma, the most common cancer among infants. This promising new study, published in Nanoscale, used nanoparticles to deliver an ample amount of curcumin to Continue Reading