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The BBC interviews Dr Servant on biopharmaceutical research using graphene

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Ania at the National Graphene Institute. Listen to her interview here

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Dr Ania Servant was interviewed by the BBC World Service on the potential of graphene used as a drug delivery platform. Having worked as an EPSRC Knowledge Exchange Fellow with the National Graphene Institute, Ania was selected to explain more to the BBC ‘Global Business’ programme. Peter Day of the BBC visited the University of Manchester and discussed with Ania about the potential for graphene to change the world of pharmaceuticals.


Our article on Graphene Safety used to guide the European Commission Science for Environment Policy

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The Science for Environment Policy is a free news and information service published by the Directorate-General Environment at the European Commission, provides quality environmental research for  evidence-based policy. Our article published in 2013, titled: ‘Safety considerations for graphene: lessons learnt from carbon nanotubes’ is featured as a guide to help inform   You can read the paper here.


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



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.


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‘Honey, I shrunk the doctor!’ is cover article on the science section of widest circulation Sunday newspaper in Greece


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The cover article for the Science section of the widest circulation Sunday newspaper in Greece To Vima is titled: ‘Honey I shrunk the doctor!’ based our an extensive interview with Prof.Kostarelos on the development of nanomedicine as a field and its inter-relationship with Hollywood and science fiction.


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’


Graphene efforts of the Nanomedicine Lab in Kathimerini article


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Science & Technology section of wide-circulation daily newspaper Kathimerini features our efforts in the Nanomedicine Lab to use graphene material for the treatment of disease in an article titled: ‘High-precision attack against cancer’.


Bloomberg visits Nanomedicine Lab and publishes article on Graphene’s Fantastic Voyage


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Bloomberg visited the University of Manchester and the Nanomedicine Lab for an article on the work carried out as part of the European Commission’s Graphene Flagship project. The article by Bloomberg News reporter Oliver Staley, titled ‘EU Bets a Billion on Fantastic Voyage Exploiting Graphene’ highlighted activities in the Nanomedicine Lab to determine the safety of graphene towards our ultimate goal of using graphene to build nanoscale delivery systems.


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

Physics World June 2014

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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.


Inside Science article on Plant-Derived Nanotubes for DNA Delivery

This Inside Science article includes commentary from the Nanomedicine Lab.


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Kathimerini ‘Kappa’ interview – one of the most popular Sunday newspaper magazines in Greece


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Interview with Prof. Kostarelos.