Unfazed by opposition from international community, Indian scientists propose a new use for nano-sized curcumin in reducing toxicity caused by anti-tuberculosis drugs and in preventing reinfection of tuberculosis.
Scientists use enzymes to convert lignin fibres from ridge-gourd into nanoparticles to be used in a variety of bio-products.
Researchers from Delhi enhance hydrogel dressings with silver nanoparticles to make them more effective against bacterial infection.
Madhukara Putty reports about a new study by researchers from the National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon and the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata which shows that nanoparticles coated with histidine polymer get attached to amyloid fibrils and stop their growth completely.
Researchers from Mumbai have designed special nanostructures for targeted delivery of anti-malarial drugs. Harini Barath reports on investigations that attempt to understand how these nanostructures afford partial protection against the disease even when they are not loaded with drugs.
Researchers have developed a new sensor platform using nanomaterials to accurately detect C-reactive protein, high levels of which indicate increased risk of cardiovascular infections. Madhukara Putty tells us more about the new technique which holds promise for cheaper and more accurate diagnosis.
Gold is valuable – but that's not news, its renaissance is. What gold is able to do for us in the role of the most stable elemental nanoparticle – in the field of biology, assisted by nanotechnology, is remarkable. We're only starting to scratch the surface – with applications in drug delivery and bacterial transformations, amongst others. Arnab Chakraborty summarizes two recent studies in this promising field.