Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology

Changing the silkworm’s diet to spin stronger silk

Close up Silkworm eating mulberry green leaf
Researchers have produced cellulose nanofiber (CNF) synthesized silk naturally through a simple tweak to silkworms’ diet. Mixing CNF with commercially available food and feeding the silkworms resulted in a stronger and more tensile silk

Molecular sweat sensor offers quick drug detection

“The developed technology would overcome the technological limitations on identifying drug and prohibited substance use and enable drug detection without invasive and ethical problems”
Ho Sang Jung

Cancer cells get a load of ZIF

A metal organic framework coated with a cancer cell membrane has proved effective at delivering and releasing a cancer immunotherapy drug