Dhaka October 27, ‘17. Hats off to four Bangladeshi scientists, Dr Shahriar Hossain and Mostafa Kamal Masud from the UOW, and Dr Muhammad JA Shiddiky and Md Nazmul Islam from Griffith University. at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and Griffith University in Australia. They have jointly developed a new class of nanomaterials that can detect cancer earlier in an ineexpensive way. The team’s two-step diagnostic method uses the gold-loaded nanoporous iron oxide nano-cubes for magnetically isolating the cancer biomarkers, proteins, DNA or RNA in serum and tissue samples collected from cancer patients.
The newly developed class of enzyme-like nanovehicles uses gold-loaded nanoporous iron oxide nanocubes for sensing body fluid. It can be used as an inexpensive, non-invasive diagnostic tool to detect cancer. [source: current issue of Dhaka Tribune]