By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- A new study on Magnetic Resonance is now available. According to news reporting from Ningbo, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Multifunctional Fe(3)O(4)-TiO(2) nanocomposites with Janus structure for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and potential photodynamic therapy (PDT) were synthesized, in which Fe(3)O(4) was used as a MRI contrast agent and TiO(2) as an inorganic photosensitizer for PDT. Their morphology, structure, and MRI and PDT performance were characterized, respectively."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, "Moreover, the location of Fe(3)O(4)-TiO(2) nanocomposites in MCF-7 cells was also investigated by the staining of Prussian blue and alizarin red, respectively. The results showed that the as-prepared Fe(3)O(4)-TiO(2) nanocomposites had good T(2)-weighted MRI performance, and the MCF-7 cells incubated with nanocomposites could be killed under the irradiation of UV light. Compared with traditional organic photosensitizers, TiO(2) inorganic photosensitizers could have more stable PDT performance due to their nanoscale size and anti-photodegradable stability."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Therefore, the as-prepared Fe(3)O(4)-TiO(2) nanocomposites could have potential applications as a new kind of multifunctional agent for both MRI and PDT."
For more information on this research see: Multifunctional Fe3O4-TiO2 nanocomposites for magnetic resonance imaging and potential photodynamic therapy. Nanoscale, 2013;5(5):2107-13. (Royal Society of Chemistry - www.rsc.org/; Nanoscale - pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/nr)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Zeng, Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, Division of Functional Materials and Nanodevices, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, People's Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include W. Ren, L. Xiang, J. Zheng, B. Chen and A. Wu (see also Magnetic Resonance).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Ningbo, Therapy, Nanocomposite, Nanotechnology, Magnetic Resonance, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China.
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2013, NewsRx LLC