Targeted Delivery

NaNotics raising Series B to support Asia-Pacific trials

NaNotics nano particles could revolutionise of a host of chronic and acute conditions. Louis Hawthorne, CEO of NaNotics, has released an 11 minute video aimed...

Hydrogel scaffold raises hopes for tissue regeneration

Wyss Institute hydrogel therapy can repair nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Naturally-occurring molecules VEGF and IGF-1 can enhance tissue regrowth and repair, but getting them...

‘Internet of the body’ device to regulate genes externally

Bioelectric remote control of cell signalling drives synthetic biology progress: tests trigger bioengineered cells to release insulin. A team at the Department of Biosystems Science and...

Novel approach breaks through blood-brain barrier

Molecular transport is on target for shuttling therapies directly into the brain. Like an exclusive nightclub, the brain has the best bouncer in the business....

Building an artificial immune system

DoD-funded ThirdLaw Technologies to harness the power of ‘spiroligomers’ to rapidly build new small molecules for Longevity therapies. Far from the world of stock market...

‘Damage-eating’ protein fixes DNA harmed by aging

A toolkit of proteins that can repair breaks in strands of DNA has been discovered by scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Oxford. DNA...

Better, faster, stronger CRISPR

Cytosurge claims to be able to make CRISPR “better and faster than anybody else on single cell level” - seeking investment to evolve world’s smallest syringe...

Plaque eating nanoparticle prevents heart attacks

Studies suggest a new Trojan horse nanoparticle can eat-up artery-narrowing plaque – a common cause of heart attacks. Scientists at Michigan State University have invented...

Precious nano metals hold key to new treatments

Metallic nanotechnology may turn out to be the most precious way to utilise metals, at least when it comes to increasing healthspan and lifespan. When...

Super-human blood for targeted delivery

Physicists hope their new 'super-human' red blood cells will be able to deliver drugs to specific targets within the body. A team of physicians at...

Nanotechnology – good things in small packages

With more than 60 FDA-approved drugs containing nanomaterials , not to mention nanotech that builds and repairs, it’s time to take a deeper-dive into...

AI-built “living machine” is world first

Evolved by AI algorithms from frog cells into something not remotely Kermit-like, this living machine is a real leap forward for Longevity. Forget everything you...

Chip delivers Alzheimer’s protein direct to brain

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) can be notoriously difficult to overcome; an Israeli team have overcome this with a nanochip that carries a neurodegenerative-combatting "neural growth...

Exclusive interview: A new generation of senolytic

When is a drug not a drug? When it's a NaNot. Interesting new technology that's already on its way through FDA and targeting $40m Series...

NaNotics promises a new kind of medication

In another breakthrough for nanotech, one company says it has found a way to combat age related diseases. If a company’s answer to a question...

Melanin nanoparticles hinder tumours with new theranostics approach

Nanoparticles loaded with skin pigment helps scientists diagnose and treat tumours simultaneously with therapy/diagnostics: ‘theranostics’. It is sprayed, in synthetic form, onto NASA spaceships to...

New laser that detects, targets and destroys cancer cells will improve life expectancy

Non-invasive laser is diagnostic and therapeutic, blasting cancer cells from outside the skin. A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences...

Ultrasonic brain beam surgery ready for human testing

Researchers develop ultrasonic method for nano-targeted delivery of drugs to specific brain regions. How to break into a brain? The most complex organ in the...

Micro-submarines deliver effective medicine payload and anti-aging potential

Micro-submarines navigate through the body to provide targeted drug delivery without the need for external transportation techniques. Researchers at the University of New South Wales...

Artificial lymph nodes set to battle cancer on the Longevity frontlines

New hydrogel means 150,000 cancer-fighting cells can be grown in just a week with artificial lymph nodes. The body's immune system is amazing; it protects...

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Evidence for tenth hallmark of aging increases with new paper

Is ten the new nine? Additional research adds weight to the argument that extracellular matrix stiffening should be considered the tenth hallmark of aging. Since...

Help us help you: Longevity biotech survey

A new survey on translational processes and hurdles to clinical trials in Longevity biotech. We're working with two MDs: Oliver Zolman and Jian Fransen, on...

First Longevity announces first investors for current round

Some news of our own: European VC fund and a Longevity innovator participate in the First Longevity funding round. Last week we announced that Tom...

GDF15 protects from age‐related metabolic phenotypes

A recent study shows an important role for GDF15 in preventing aging-induced metabolic phenotypes by modulating systemic inflammatory responses in humans and mice. Dysfunction of...