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Good Vibrations: Using Light-Heated Water to Deliver Drugs

April 1, 2014

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to activate drug-delivering nanoparticles and other targeted therapeutic substances inside the body.

DARPA Awards $6 Million to Develop Nanotech Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injuries

May 9, 2013

DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has awarded $6 million to a team of researchers to develop nanotechnology therapies for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and associated infections.

UC San Diego Inventions Gain $6-Million Venture-Capital Backing

July 25, 2016

“MouthSense” and “SmartFoam,” two new inventions by engineers in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego, have attracted funding from NextWave Venture Partners.

Thin, Flexible, Light-absorbent Material for Energy and Stealth Applications

February 2, 2017

Transparent window coatings that keep buildings and cars cool on sunny days. Devices that could more than triple solar cell efficiencies. Thin, lightweight shields that block thermal detection. These are potential applications for a thin, flexible, light-absorbing material developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego.

Liangfang Zhang Makes MIT Technology Review’s Annual Innovators Under 35 List

August 21, 2013

MIT Technology Review has named Liangfang Zhang, a professor of nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego, among the top 35 young innovators of 2013. For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the…

Bioprinting a 3D Liver-Like Device to Detoxify the Blood

May 9, 2014

…be used outside the body—much like dialysis – uses nanoparticles to trap pore-forming toxins that can damage cellular membranes and are a key factor in illnesses that result from animal bites and stings, and bacterial infections. Their findings were published May 8 in the journal Nature Communications.

Start-up Receives up to $15 M to Develop Nanoparticle Therapy for Sepsis Licensed from UC San Diego

October 21, 2020

San Diego-based Cellics Therapeutics, which was co-founded by UC San Diego nanoengineering Professor Liangfang Zhang, has received an award of up to $15M to develop a macrophage cellular nanosponge—nanoparticles cloaked in the cell membranes of macrophages—designed to treat sepsis.

UC San Diego Chemists Create the Ultimate Natural Sunscreen

May 17, 2017

…journal ACS Central Science, they report the development of nanoparticles that mimic the behavior of natural melanosomes, melanin-producing cell structures that protect our skin, eyes and other tissues from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.

How a Plant Virus Could Protect and Save Your Lungs From Metastatic Cancer

September 14, 2021

Using a virus that grows in black-eyed pea plants, researchers developed a new therapy that could keep metastatic cancers from spreading to the lungs, as well as treat established tumors in the lungs.

Engineers Want to Design Custom-Built Nanotubes to Reinforce Composite Materials

September 12, 2012

…industries. The ultimate goal is to develop a custom-tailored nanoparticle to reinforce the resin matrix as well as developing a procedure to place these high-performance particles in critical stress regions.

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