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How Plant Viruses Can Be Used to Ward Off Pests and Keep Plants Healthy

May 20, 2019

Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. Researchers at UC San Diego and Case Western Reserve University have taken a step toward that goal.

Nuclei-free Cells Prove Utility in Delivering Therapeutics to Diseased Tissues

January 14, 2022

UC San Diego researchers report successfully removing the nucleus from a type of ubiquitous cell, then using the genetically engineered cell as a unique cargo-carrier to deliver therapeutics precisely to diseased tissues.Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores

Graduate Students Launch NanoXpo to Show Off Real World Impact of Nanoengineering

March 2, 2017

…robots that could deliver drugs. Stretchable and wearable electronics. These are just a few ways that nanoengineers at UC San Diego are making a big splash—at the nanoscale level. On Friday, graduate students, faculty and representatives from local industry, including Illumina, General Atomics, Becton Dickinson and NewCap Partners, came together…

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.

Nanoparticles Detect Biochemistry of Inflammation

September 18, 2012

Adah Almutairi, associate professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the department of nanoengineering, and the materials science and engineering program at the UC San Diego, and colleagues have developed the first degradable polymer that is extremely sensitive to low but biologically relevant concentrations of hydrogen peroxide.

The Microbial Anatomy of an Organ

October 19, 2017

…that also inhabit the region. The work could advance targeted drug delivery for cystic fibrosis and other conditions where medications are unable to penetrate.

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…

Micromotors Push Around Single Cells and Particles

October 25, 2019

A new type of micromotor—powered by ultrasound and steered by magnets—can move around individual cells and microscopic particles in crowded environments without damaging them. It can also be controlled to move over 3D obstacles. The work could open up new possibilities for nanomedicine.

Experimental Drug Blocks Toxic Ion Flow Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

December 5, 2017

A new small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. The molecule, called anle138b, works by stopping toxic ion flow in the brain that is known to trigger nerve cell death. Scientists envision that this drug could be used to treat Alzheimer’s and…

Smart, Self-healing Hydrogels Open Far-reaching Possibilities in Medicine, Engineering

March 5, 2012

University of California, San Diego bioengineers have developed a self-healing hydrogel that binds in seconds, as easily as Velcro, and forms a bond strong enough to withstand repeated stretching.

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