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14/11/2016

Graphene oxide article highlighted in Materials Today

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Dhifaf Jasim’s article on ‘Graphene oxide slips through the body’ was highlighted in a News article in Materials Today.

06/2016

Nature Symposium on Graphene Biomedical Technologies co-organised by Nanomedicine Lab

 

“We are trying to initiate activities that will engage both the biomedical communities, but also the graphene communities with biomedical application, and attract people’s attention to this higher expectation area,” says Kostas. Watch the video 

 

04/2016

Nature Materials features Editorial on Europe-wide project led by the Nanomedicine Lab

Biomedical applications for graphene are attracting interest from academics and industrial partners aiming to develop next-generation medical devices and therapies.  The Nanomedicine Lab is leader of the Graphene Flagship WorkPackage on Biomedical Technologies. Nature Materials decided to run the front-page Editorial on this development. Read the article

 

27/10/2015

Materials Today features Nanomedicine Lab as one of the leading labs in materials science

To celebrate the achievements of leading labs in materials science, this new section of Materials Today features profiles of groups helping shape the future of materials science. Dr Sandra Vranic (Research Fellow), Mr Filipe Rodrigues (PhD student), and Professor Kostas Kostarelos are all featured here.

06/2015

Chemical Watch highlights safety and toxicity work from the Nanomedicine Lab

Our meta-analysis of the literature on the type of graphene material used in preclinical studies led by Cyrill and Dhifaf are highlighted in this article on the need to guide the graphene field. Read the article

11/2/15

Antibody-targeted, temperature-sensitive liposomes against cancer attracts Cancer Centre press release

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Zahraa’s article on ‘Monoclonal antibody-targeted, temperature-sensitive liposomes: In vivo tumor chemotherapeutics in combination with mild hyperthermia’ attracted the attention of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre that issued a press release to announce its findings. You can read the paper here.

 

Some of the links to the press release:

http://www.mcrc.manchester.ac.uk/News?newsId=224

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/article/?id=13856

http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=39005.php

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150211084029.htm

19/10/2014

Graphene for medicine article in the Spanish medical profession free newspaper Diario Medico

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The freely distributed newspaper for clinicians and other health professionals printed in Madrid features the Nanomedicine Lab extensively in their article titled: ‘Graphene: a very versatile material in the service of health’

30/06/2014

Physics World article on ‘Nanotube-loaded cells target tumours’

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A recent article in Physics World on a recent study reporting use of carbon nanotubes to achieve cell targeting in tumour models included a commentary from the Nanomedicine Lab.

15/05/2014

Inside Science article on Plant-Derived Nanotubes for DNA Delivery

This Inside Science article includes commentary from the Nanomedicine Lab.

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02/04/2014

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Interview asks 3 Questions – watch the video!

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The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona published online on their Science Journal a video interview with Prof. Kostarelos on 3 questions: 1) What will graphene be used for in medicine; 2) What risks can this technology pose; 3) How can videogames help scientific communication?

17/12/2013

Opinion on carbon nanotube tumor targeting study in NanoToday

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The international reviews journal NanoToday featured an editorial opinion article titled “Carbon nanotubes target tumors in two steps” written by the News and Opinions editor Cordelia Sealy which included a comment from Prof.Kostarelos.

28/04/2013

New Scientist article ‘Panacea’

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The popular science weekly magazine “New Scientist” in the April 27 issue published the article titled “Panacea” written by science writer James Mitchell Crow describes advances in nanomedicine in the context of drug delivery. The piece features extracts from his interview with Prof. Kostarelos and discusses the work done in the Nanomedicine Lab.

15/04/2013

UCL Basic Life Sciences brochure highlights Nanomedicine Lab

Read the articleThe editors of a brochure that highlights the most exciting research across all of UCL Basic Life Sciences has chosen to feature our work on carbon nanotubes. Catch the Tube!!

01/04/2013

“Nanomedicine” journal on our Angewandte Chemie article

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In the “News & Views” section of  Vol. 8, No.3 of  “Nanomedicine” journal our Angewandte Chemie article  “Asbestos-like Pathogenicity of Long Carbon Nanotubes Alleviated by Chemical Functionalization” is highlighted.

21/01/2013

American Chemical Society C&EN features Angewandte Chemie article

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With the title “Making toxic nanotubes safer” ACS Chemical & Engineering News featured our article “Asbestos-like Pathogenicity of Long Carbon Nanotubes Alleviated by Chemical Functionalization” published in Angewandte Chemie in their News of the Week section of notable global news on their January 21 issue.  

 

17/01/2013

Risk assessment news bulletin ChemicalWatch on Angewandte Chemie article

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The ChemicalWatch, a global news site on risk assessment and safety regulations, published their daily news bulletin with the title: “Researchers remove MWCNT toxicity using surface chemistry” based to our work published in Angewandte Chemie on how to make toxic nanotubes safe.

20/12/2012

Our ACS Nano article is “Nanomedicine” Research Highlight

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The journal Nanomedicine in its December 2012 issue (Vol.7, No. 12) featured our article Lipid-peptide vesicle nanoscale hybrids for triggered drug release by mild hyperthermia in vitro and in vivo published in ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (10), 9335 as a Research Highlight. The commentary and analysis was provided independently by the laboratory of Andreas Nyström at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

20/11/2012

Nanotubes in neurology featured on the cover of the British Neuroscience Association Bulletin

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Our work on the use of carbon nanomaterial for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases featured in the 2012 autumn issue of the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Bulletin with the article titled Take the (nano)tube !

02/07/2012

Review article featured by Controlled Release Society

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The Controlled Release Society (CRS), the premier society worldwide for delivery science and technology, featured our review article: “Therapeutics, imaging and toxicity of nanomaterials in the central nervous system” published in the Journal of Controlled Release on their website homepage.

07/01/2012

Nature Reviews Cancer highlights our PNAS article

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Nature Reviews Cancer in their website in Research Highlight page, refers to our work “Diameter and rigidity of multi-walled carbon nanotubes are critical factors in mesothelial injury and carcinogenesis” published in PNAS in collaboration with the School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Japan.

28/06/2011

The Engineer interviews Prof. Kostarelos and presents our work

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With an article titled “Carbon nanotubes act like ‘tiny syringes’ during gene therapy”, The Engineer,  a very well known news portal on innovation and technology, interviews Prof. Kostarelos on si-RNA delivery and presentsour lab’s latest advances in  the field.

02/05/2011

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News discuss with Prof. Kostarelos

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The Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News in their article “New Strategies Tackle siRNA Therapeutic Delivery Issues” discuss with Prof. Kostarelos siRNA delivery using carbon nanotubes.

30/04/2011

Global Medical Discovery features a Nanomedicine Lab article

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Our article “Intracellular trafficking and gene expression of pH-sensitive, artificially enveloped adenoviruses in vitro and in vivo” published in Biomaterials featured online in Global Medical Discovery.

20/10/2010

Science Wise interviews Prof. Kostarelos

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Science Wise interviewed Professor Kostarelos on his cooperation with the gaming company PlayGen to design and build an ‘serious game’ around the role of nanotechnologies in health.

This game can be tried at: www.nanomission.org.

Sept 2010

Cartoon of Nature Materials paper

Phenotype, the magazine of the Oxford University Biochemical Society, features animated version of our work on sugar-functionalised carbon nanotubes published in Nature Materials in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, Oxford University.

30/07/2010

The National Cancer Institute (USA) on our Nature Materials article

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The US National Cancer Institute refers to the Nanomedicine Lab work published in Nature Materials with title: “Filled and glycosylated carbon nanotubes for in vivoradioemitter localization and imaging”

03/06/2010

Diario Medico features interview with Prof. Kostarelos

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Diario Medico, Spanish-speaking largest circulation medical newspaper is featuring interview with Prof. Kostarelos and Prof. Marquet (Director, Research Park University Autonoma Barcelona). The interview was taken during the GENNESYS meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

01/06/2010

Sciencewise Newsletter interviews Prof. Kostarelos

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Sciencewise, the Newsletter of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (UK) features Interview with Prof.Kostarelos

26/05/2010

Oxford University press release on Nanomedicine Lab work

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University of Oxford publishes press release titled: “Nanocapsule delivers radiotherapy” on our work published in Nature Materials carried out in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford.

09/09/2009

How safe are carbon nanotubes?

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In a Highlights in Chemical Science (by RSC Publishing) article titled How safe are carbon nanotubes? Professor Kostarelos dicusses the issue of carbon nanotubes safety and toxicity.

25/04/2009

Materials Views features a Nanomedicine Lab article

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The Nanomedicine Lab work and the article “Antitumor activity and prolonged survival by carbon nanotube-mediated therapeutic siRNA silencing in a human lung xenograft model” published in Small, vol 5 (10) in 2009, featured in Materials Views,  a Chinese scientific portal.

16/03/2009

Hosptal Pharmacy Europe features a Nanomedicine Lab article

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The article “Antitumor activity and prolonged survival by carbon nanotube-mediated therapeutic siRNA silencing in a human lung xenograft model” published in Small, vol 5 (10) in 2009, featured in Hosptal Pharmacy Europe,  an online medical/pharmacy portal.

10/02/2009

SONODRUGS project in Nanotechweb.org

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SONODRUGS project features in one of the news articles on Nanotechweb.org, an on-line scientific journal and news portal on nanotechnology, published by the Institute of Physics in London.

30/01/2009

Article on SONODRUGS by e.HealthNews.eu

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e.HealthNews.eu, a european health news portal, publishes an article on SONODRUGS project. The article refers to the project context and the partnership.

01/04/2008

Our safety studies featured in Nature Nanotechnology

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Research from the Nanomedicine Lab was featured in Nature Nanotechnology in a ‘News and Views’ commentary on Nanotoxicology with the title: ‘Are Carbon Nanotubes Safe?’. The review discusses the toxicity of carbon nanotubes.

01/04/2007

Nature Methods features a Nanomedicine Lab study

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In Nature Methods the section of cell biology highlights a study carried out in the Nanomedicine Lab and published in Nature Nanotechnology, 2007, 2:108-113.

15/03/2007

Nanomedicine Lab work features in Medical Practice Journal ‘Hospital Doctor’

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Elsevier HealthCare’s medical practice weekly magazine ‘Hospital Doctor’ features our work to improve drug delivery through nanotechnology in ‘Special Delivery‘ by Markus McGill.

27/02/2007

Nanomedicine Lab work features in Medical Practice Journal ‘Doctor’

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In Elsevier HealthCare’s medical practice weekly magazine ‘Doctor’ the article ‘Little Wonders’ by Adam Legge mentions the Nanomedicine Lab as one of the leading nanomedicine laboratories in the UK.

20/02/2007

The National Cancer Institute (USA) on penetration of nanotubes into cells

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The US National Cancer Institute refers to the Nanomedicine Lab work published in Nature Nanotechnology, about creating a wide range of functionalized carbon nanotubes and determine which chemical and structural features of these nanotubes affected uptake by different cell types.

08/02/2007

In Pharma Technologist on the nanoneedles of the Lab

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The electronic newspage in-Pharma Technologist reports on how researchers in the Nanomedicine Lab have made carbon nanotubes cross biological barriers which can make them suitable as drug carriers.

31/01/2007

Chemical and Engineering News on our Nature Nanotechnology article

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The ‘Latest News’ section in Chemical and Engineering News, the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society, highlights the results from Nature Nanotechnology, 2007, 2:108-113.

15/02/2006

The Institute of Physics (UK) comment on nanotubes as delivery systems

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With their Technology Update article “Carbon nanotubes pass through body fast”, Nanotechweb.org, the on-line scientific journal of the Institute of Physic (UK) features the Nanomedicine Lab work on carbon nanotubes as drug and gene delivery systems.

01/10/2006

Nanotechnological applications in the field of Medical Devices

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Medical Device Link reports on Nanotechnological applications in the field of Medical Devices as well as on targeted drug delivery quoting research performed in the Nanomedicine Lab.

26/05/2006

The Nanomedicine Laboratory in Scientific American

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Our results published in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA’ February 2006 were reported in the News Scan of the magazine ‘Scientific American’. The magazine, first published in 1845, explains scientific progress to a broader audience.

21/02/2006

The National Cancer Institute (USA) on safety of carbon nanotubes

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This news article of National Cancer Institute focuses on the work to make carbon nanotubes safer and it highlights our results published in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA’ on February 2006.

20/02/2006

Chemical and Engineering News reports: “Carbon Nanotubes Pass Safety Test”

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The Chemical and Engineering News, the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society report on an animal study of Nanomedicine Lab, which reveals that carbon nanotubes are less hazardous than previously assumed and this opens up for the possibilities of using them to deliver drugs.

20/02/2005

Chemical Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry

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Synthetic self-assembled nanoparticles may hold the key to gene therapy, according to Andrew Miller and Kostas Kostarelos at University College London, UK.