Navigation Links
QUT scientists on the way to sifting out a cure for HIV

HIV may one day be able to be filtered from human blood saving the lives of millions of people, thanks to a world-first innovation by Queensland University of Technology scientists.

QUT scientists have developed specially designed ceramic membranes for nanofiltration, which are so advanced they have the potential to remove viruses from water, air and blood.

Associate Professor Huaiyong Zhu, from QUT's School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, is leading the development of these membranes, also known as nano-mesh, and said preliminary research had proved it successful in removing viruses from water.

Nanofiltration is the filtration of minute particles using a filter with extremely small pores.

"If we can remove compounds from liquids and viruses from water, then there may also be potential to remove HIV from blood," Dr Zhu said.

Dr Zhu said current ceramic membranes were unable to permit high filtration flux or flow, and at the same time effectively filter out unwanted particles or viruses.

He said another failing of current membranes was they often formed pin-holes and cracks during the fabrication process, resulting in wasted membranes.

"With this in mind we have introduced radical changes to the membrane texture because it is the membrane texture which is crucial to the separation efficiency of the material," he said.

"It is scientifically known that a mesh structure is the most efficient form of filtration and we are the first group to successfully construct such a structure on a nanometre scale with ceramic fibres.

"This modification has increased the rates of flow that pass through the membranes by at least ten times compared with current ceramic membranes, while maintaining the efficiency of capturing over 96 per cent of the unwanted particles."

Dr Zhu said the membranes, which have been patented by QUT, were not solely restricted to blood filtration and could als
'"/>

Source:Queensland University of Technology


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
2. UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth
3. UAB scientists discover the origin of a mysterious physical force
4. Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists identify immune-system mutation
5. Weizmann Institute scientists develop a new approach for directing treatment to metastasized prostate cancer in the bones.
6. U-M scientists find genes that control growth of common skin cancer
7. UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile
8. RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide
9. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop tool that uses MRI to visualize gene expression in living animals
10. To control germs, scientists deploy tiny agents provocateurs
11. Leprosy microbes lead scientists to immune discovery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: QUT scientists the way sifting out cure for HIV

(Date:5/11/2015)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , May 11, 2015 ... leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced ... Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting ... Mr. Ali replaces Synaptics, current Chief Financial Officer, ... in December 2014. Mr. Ali ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... May 11, 2015 Curemark LLC, a privately ... of a new Phase III double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled ... formulation, CM-AT, on all children ages 3-8 with Autism. ... Phase III double blinded clinical trial for CM-AT in ... of the digestive enzyme chymotrypsin. This new trial will ...
(Date:5/8/2015)... , May 8, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... announced that members of the executive management team will present ... Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Date: May 18, ... Boston, MA Cowen and ... Time: 2:45pm ET Location: The New York Palace Hotel, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Appoints Wajid Ali as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2Curemark, LLC, Launches New Phase III Trial in Expanded Population of Children with Autism 2Synaptics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... University has completed the first comprehensive map of the ... of higher organisms operate, according to a report this ... is a breakthrough in understanding mechanisms of how proteins ... master regulator molecules called protein kinases. Although protein kinases ...
... volcanic rock in Mexico are either extremely old - more ... presence in the Western Hemisphere - or not footprints at ... Nature. , The study was conducted by geologists at the ... part of an investigative team of geologists and anthropologists from ...
... strand of molecules plays a role in how our arms ... light on perplexing bits of material once dismissed as genetic ... University. , The research, available today in the online edition ... called microRNAs act as protective mechanisms in healthy development not ...
Cached Biology News:Yale scientists decipher 'wiring pattern' of cell signaling networks 2Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought 2Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought 3Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought 4MicroRNA may have fail-safe role in limb development 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 Patent ... a method for diagnostic or therapeutic imaging within a ... apparatus uses an endoscope having a low cost, single-use ... USPTO filing date was October 18, 2013 and the ... The technology enables the physician to customize the lighting ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (TSX.V: RP) ... focused on the development of autologous cell therapies, ... International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) on RepliCel,s ... in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial.  The presentation, ... 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM local time, will ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x4b7kw/top_technologies ) ... in HW_Technical Insights" report to their offering. ... trends in the Health and Wellness sector and has ... an impact in the year 2015. The research service ... health and wellness technologies that are anticipated to have ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... global genotyping market is expected to grow at a ... to 2020 to reach $17.0billion in 2020. Genotyping tests ... process and to provide personalized therapy, factors that are ... key manufacturers to offer advanced and innovative products for ... market data tables & 37 figures spread through 200 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 3RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 2RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 3Top Technologies in the Health and Wellness Industry 2015 2Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 2Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 3Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 4Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 5
... DARA BioSciences(TM),(Nasdaq: DARA ) announced today the appointment ... Mr. Cochrane was appointed to fill a Board,vacancy and ... appointment was effective February 21, 2008., In making ... are pleased that Haywood has joined us as a ...
... PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 Mylan Inc. (NYSE: ... Holdings, Ltd., a wholly,owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, ... 2006 agreement to commercialize, develop and distribute the,novel ... in,the United States for the treatment of hypertension. ...
... ZARS Pharma, Inc. announced,today that Rapydan(R) (70 ... received marketing authorization in Sweden, the United ... Republic, Greece, Ireland,Norway and Portugal following the ... Pharma has licensed the European sales and,marketing ...
Cached Biology Technology:DARA BioSciences, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Director to Board 2Mylan Announces Amendment to Bystolic(TM) (Nebivolol) Agreement 2Mylan Announces Amendment to Bystolic(TM) (Nebivolol) Agreement 3ZARS Pharma Announces Marketing Authorization of Rapydan(R) in Europe 2ZARS Pharma Announces Marketing Authorization of Rapydan(R) in Europe 3