Hyper dots: The next breakthrough for bio-imaging, diagnostics, and nanomedicine
Original Published Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2016

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics and the University of Technology, Sydney, have discovered new tools that could change how cancers and brain diseases, such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease are treated in the future.

The latest development in nanotechnology engineering has been discovered by ARC Future Fellow, Professor Dayong Jin from the University of Technology, Sydney and co-authors from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics at Macquarie University, along with collaborators from the University of Wollongong and the National University of Singapore.

Their discovery could form new solutions to getting around the body’s immune system response in the targeted treatment of cancerous cells, which causes both the healthy and diseased cells to die.

Professor Jin said the new type of nanocrystal could also lead to clearer diagnostic bio-imaging such as MRI scans and X-rays.

Media issued by the University of Technology Sydney.

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