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Therapeutic Delivery – News and Features

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Monoclonal Antibodies Show Promise in Preventing Influenza B

Human monoclonal antibodies against influenza B may help to fight the virus in the elderly and immunocompromised.
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This RNA Virus Lurks in Human Parasites

A new RNA virus has been discovered hitching a ride with the common human parasite, Toxoplasmosa gondii .
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Producing Gold Nanoparticles in Water Without the Need for Toxic Chemicals

Researchers have produced a range of different types of gold nanoparticles by adjusting water flow in a novel vortex fluidic device – without the need for toxic chemicals.
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Cancer-Killing Therapeutics Delivered Into Cells Using “Cloaked” Proteins

An interdisciplinary collaboration has designed a way to “cloak” proteins so that they can be captured by lipid nanoparticles, which are akin to tiny bubbles of fat.
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“Message in a Bottle” Cancer Therapy Shows Promise in Mice

Researchers have used small membrane bubbles – which our cells use to communicate – to deliver targeted cancer treatments to tumors in mouse models, demonstrating reduced tumor growth and extended survival in one model.
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Adhesive Coatings Can Prevent Scarring Around Medical Implants

MIT engineers found a way to eliminate the buildup of scar tissue around implantable devices, by coating them with a hydrogel adhesive. The material binds the device to tissue and prevents the immune system from attacking the device.
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Mouse Study Explores Why Glioblastoma Treatment May Work Better in the Morning

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that has no cure. A recent chart study of patients with glioblastoma found that taking chemotherapy in the morning was associated with a three- to six-month increase in median survival.
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Physicists Propose Path to Faster, More Flexible Soft Robots

Physicists have revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, like flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery.
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Designing Peptoids That Mimic Nature’s Helices

Nature is filled with extraordinarily precise molecular shapes that fit together like a hand in glove. Proteins, for example, can assemble into a wide variety of well-defined shapes that grant them their function.
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Microneedle Patch Offers Hope for Alopecia Areata Treatment

Researchers developed a potential new treatment for alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder causing hair loss. The new microneedle patch delivers immune-regulating molecules that can teach T cells not to attack hair follicles, helping hair regrow.
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