Nanoparticle-based adjuvant of lecithin to boost vaccines

Adjuvants are substances that are used to increase the immune response warranted by the immune system when used in combination with a vaccine. But the adjuvants are not themselves immunogenic. So far due to safety concerns there is only one adjuvant that has been approved for human use in the united states. This is aluminum […]

Albumin Nanospheres as an Anti-Cancer Therapy

Albumin, a tiny particle found readily in the blood is being used to carry radioactive isotopes to sites of cancerous tumors in the body. With the added benefit of avoiding many of the side-effects of conventional radiotherapies. In the current issue of the International Journal of Nanotechnology and Biomaterials, Virginia Nazarica Borza et al, from […]

The Delicacy of Treating Brain Cancers

When a patient presents with brain cancer the biggest issue to circumvent is the delicacy of the brain and treating it. After all what is effectively being done is killing brain tissue that has become ‘diseased’ by transformation into cancerous cells. So whichever method of cancer treatment you use there are going to be inherent […]