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UC San Diego Nanoengineer Makes Popular Science’s ‘Brilliant 10’ List

September 12, 2016

Popular Science magazine has named Liangfang Zhang, a nanoengineering professor at the University of California San Diego, in its 15th annual “Brilliant 10” list, a lineup of “the 10 most innovative young minds in science and engineering.” Zhang was recognized for his revolutionary work in the field of nanomedicine, which…

Adah Almutairi Breaks Down Barriers at Berlin’s “Falling Walls” Conference

January 8, 2015

…and developing smart polymers, nanoparticles and hydrogels for many innovative medical and research applications. In one hot project she highlighted at Falling Walls, Almutairi’s team is using light stimulation to direct drug-delivering nanoparticles in living systems. With this approach, nanoparticles are told exactly when and where to drop their therapeutic…

Tiny Swimming Robots Treat Deadly Pneumonia in Mice

September 22, 2022

UC San Diego engineers developed microrobots, that can swim around in the lungs, deliver medication and be used to clear up life-threatening cases of bacterial pneumonia. In mice, the microrobots safely eliminated pneumonia-causing bacteria in the lungs and resulted in 100% survival.

UC San Diego Nanoengineer Selected as the U.S. Nominee for 2017 ASPIRE Prize

April 25, 2017

Nanoengineering professor Liangfang Zhang at the University of California San Diego has been selected as the U.S. nominee for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE). Zhang won the nomination for his revolutionary work in the field of nanomedicine, which focuses on nanomaterials for medical applications.

Shape-shifting Nanoparticles Flip from Sphere to Net in Response to Tumor Signal

May 28, 2013

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have designed tiny spherical particles to float easily through the bloodstream after injection, then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue.

Neutrophil Nanosponges Soak up Proteins That Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 3, 2018

…also prevented the disease from developing. The nanosponges are nanoparticles of biodegradable polymer coated with the cell membranes of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell.

Researchers Shed Light on Why a Certain Plant Virus Is So Powerful at Fighting Cancer

April 27, 2022

The cowpea mosaic virus has shown great promise as an experimental cancer immunotherapy for treating and preventing recurrence of various cancers. But just how the virus triggers such a potent anti-cancer immune response has remained a mystery. A new study digs deeper and provides answers.

Nanoparticles Made From Plant Viruses Could Be Farmers’ New Ally in Pest Control

September 21, 2023

UC San Diego engineers have devised a new solution to control a major agricultural menace, root-damaging nematodes. Using plant viruses, they created nanoparticles that can deliver pesticides to previously unreachable soil depths. This could potentially minimize environmental toxicity and costs.

Gel Filled with Nanosponges Cleans up MRSA Infections

May 18, 2015

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This nanosponge-hydrogel minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA –…

Nanoengineers Receive $4.3M From NIH To Continue Studies Using Plant Viruses To Treat Cancer

October 17, 2022

Researchers led by Nicole Steinmetz, professor of nanoengineering at the University of California San Diego, have received $4.3 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance their research using plant viruses to develop cancer immunotherapies.

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