Nanotechnology used to get past blood-brain barrier

07/3/2008 | Nanowerk

By linking quantum rods -- which are a cutting-edge diagnostic agent -- to transferrin, nanoparticles are able to "sneak" into the brain, researchers say. "Our work demonstrates a nanoparticle-based platform that will not only allow a direct visualization of the transmigration ability of various kinds of biomolecules across the BBB, but also facilitate the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic nanoprobes for early diagnosis and therapy of various disorders of the brain," said one of the researchers.

View Full Article in:

Nanowerk

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Diagnostic Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Test Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Senior Paralegal - Research & Development, and Medical
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT