Our interdisciplinary team of scientists collaborates to develop nanovaccines and nanotherapeutics
We are developing a universal influenza nanovaccine that would be effective against more strains of flu than current flu shots
For cancers, we are researching tumor-specific targets for nanotherapeutics
Nanovaccines can prevent tropical diseases such as malaria and filariasis
Nanotherapeutics use lower dosages than systemic drugs, allowing life-saving drugs to be used for young children
Nanoparticles can deliver therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier to treat neural disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and traumatic brain injury
Nanotechnologies can help optimize aging via improved biosensing capabilities and vaccine delivery
Researching veterinary diseases such as swine flu, avian flu, and bovine respiratory syncytial virus can help design nanovaccines to prevent similar diseases in humans
No needles, no boosters: extended-release nanovaccines can be delivered by nasal inhaler rather than injection
Nanovaccines don't need refrigeration (polio campaign worker in India carrying styrofoam cooler for vaccine)
Nanoparticles average only 300 nanometers in diameter, 1000 times smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.
“Transformative” funding for Reuel medical protein therapeutics research
A prestigious funding mechanism from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow Nanovaccine Institute member Nigel Reuel of Iowa State University to combine his group’s expertise in sensors … Read more
Iowa State researchers explain COVID-19 nanovaccine they’re developing
Iowa State researchers are closing in on a new kind of COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer and Moderna are both first generation COVID-19 vaccines.
"They're going to help us get through the pandemic, at … Read more & watch video
Dr. Ashutosh Mangalam received Merit Award from Department of Veterans Affairs
Nanovaccine Institute member Dr. Ashutosh Mangalam of the University of Iowa received a four-year VA Merit Award entitled, “Effect of Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis in the Pathobiology of Multiple … Read more