Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)
南京工业大学

China

1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech) published between 1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

AC FC WFC
82 33.81 33.81

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Chemistry 77 32.67 32.67
Physical Sciences 27 9.12 9.12

Highlight of the month: Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)

Pinning down a killer

© SEBASTIAN KAULITZKI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty

© SEBASTIAN KAULITZKI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty

Some cancer-killing drugs issue a direct hit, while others employ a siege-like approach and starve the tumour instead. Now, a US-China team, including a researcher from Nanjing Tech University, has developed a method to trap a cocktail of both treatment types in the right place long enough to complete their lethal mission.

To make the drug cocktail less vulnerable to being neutralized by the tumour, the researchers included two special ingredients in the package, which spanned a mere 100 nanometres. A scaffold made from protein HSA was the key to holding the drugs in place. It was assembled by an enzyme called transglutaminase, which only became active once a coating of hyaluronic acid dissolved on contact with the tumour.

The team found the drug-delivery ‘depot’ was able to shrink tumours in an animal model ten times more effectively than by drugs alone.

  1. Nano Letters 16, 1118-1126 (2016). doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04343

View the article on the Nature Index

1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 59.11% Domestic
  • 40.89% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

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