Tuning Polymeric Nanoparticles for Efficient Gene Delivery

Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:50 PM

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Bijay Singh, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Northeastern University Tuning Polymeric Nanoparticles for Efficient Gene Delivery Polymeric nanoparticles for gene delivery can enter the cells through different endocytic pathways and get trapped in endosomes. Hence, the release of DNA from endosomes, that is, endosomal escape prior to their degradation in lysosomes, appears to be a major […]

Synergistic Antibacterial Mechanism of Combined Silver Nanoparticles and Conventional Antibiotics

Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:50 PM

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Hongtao Yu, Ph.D. Dean and Professor of Chemistry, Morgan State University A combination of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and an antibiotic can synergistically inhibit bacterial growth, especially against the drug-resistant bacteria Salmonella typhimurium. However, the mechanism for the synergistic activity is not known. This study chooses four classes of antibiotics, β-lactam (ampicillin and penicillin), quinolone (enoxacin), […]