Gold nanoparticles can be used as catalysts in various reactions due to their fantastic physical, chemical, and biological properties. To solve the aggregation and recycling of the gold nanoparticles, many strategies have been previously employed to load AuNPs on some carriers by chemical reduction, which results in some AuNPs being wasted in solution.
Researchers have created nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be seeded with cardiac cells to produce a ‘bionic’ cardiac patch. Once implanted, the bionic patch could act similarly to a pacemaker — delivering electrical shocks to correct arrhythmia, but the possibilities don’t end there, say researchers.
From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big impact on medicine in coming years. Engineered blood vessels Humacyte Inc., a Morrisville, N.C., startup, is notching big advances in growing human tissue in labs that can be implanted safely in the body.