Investigators at Korea Institute of Science and Technology Describe Findings in Nanoparticles (Theranostic applications of organic nanoparticles for cancer treatment)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Research findings on Nanoparticles are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Seoul, South Korea, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Research in nanotechnology-based molecular imaging and targeted drug delivery has resulted in a noticeable progress in cancer theranosis, the simultaneous application of cancer therapy and diagnosis. Theranostic nanoparticles (NPs) have been developed using diverse base materials, and organic materials are of major interest in the synthesis and preparation of these NPs."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, "A variety of organic NPs have their own advantages, depending on the physiochemical and biological properties of the base materials. This article reviews recent developments in organic NPs, which are grouped into four major kinds of base materials: lipids, polysaccharides, peptides/proteins, and synthetic polymers. The advantageous properties of frequently used base materials and practical performance of the various organic NPs in vivo are discussed."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These theranostic NPs offer new opportunities for effective cancer treatment."
For more information on this research see: Theranostic applications of organic nanoparticles for cancer treatment. MRS Bulletin, 2014;39(3):239-249. MRS Bulletin can be contacted at: Cambridge Univ Press, 32 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10013-2473, USA. (Cambridge University Press - www.cambridge.org; MRS Bulletin - journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=MRS)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.Y. Yhee, Korea Inst Sci & Technol, Seoul, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include S. Son, N. Kim, K. Choi and I.C. Kwon (see also Nanoparticles).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Seoul, Cancer, Oncology, South Korea, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
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