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Drug Kinetics – News and Features

3-D printed objects.
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Biodegradable Aerogel: Airy Cellulose Materials From a 3D Printer

Empa researchers have succeeded in 3D printing the natural material into complex shapes that could one day serve as precision insulation in microelectronics or as personalized medical implants.
A scientist holding up a vial.
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To Capture Methane Emissions, Scientists Create Nanoshell Catalysts

A University at Buffalo-led research team is developing new catalysts that aim to turn climate-warming methane emissions into useful commercial products.
Bacteria growing on an agar plate.
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Enzymatic Cocktail Offers New Hope Against Tuberculosis

With resistance to chemical antibiotics on the rise, the world needs entirely new forms of antimicrobials. A new study shows that an enzymatic cocktail can kill a variety of mycobacterial species of bacteria, including those that cause tuberculosis.
Purple-colored rod-shaped bacteria.
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Cancer Drug Shows Potential for Treating Tuberculosis

A cancer drug could also be used to treat tuberculosis, new research has found.
A contact lens perched on the end of ones finger.
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Using Contact Lenses To Heal Eyes Faster

A cross-disciplinary University of Waterloo team has developed a new contact lens material that could act as a bandage for corneal wounds while releasing drugs in a controlled manner to help the eye heal faster.
Two syringes filled with pale yellow liquid.
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Nanoparticle Discovery Could Make Vaccines More Powerful

A type of nanoparticle can activate a powerful immune response, showing promise for use as both the vaccine delivery system and as an adjuvant.
Various pills on a table with a magnifying glass over one, bringing into focus.
Article

Drug Repurposing Strategies, Challenges and Successes

In this article, we explore the evolution of drug repurposing from a serendipitous occurrence to a more formalized endeavor involving advanced computational approaches and bioengineered test beds, considering its advantages, challenges and successes.
Two researchers in a lab.
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New Polymer May Be Key to More Energy-Efficient Buildings

University of Texas at Dallas researchers and their collaborators are developing a quick-drying polymeric desiccant that could dehumidify buildings using at least 30% less energy than conventional air-conditioning systems.
A person pouring a bottle of pills into their hand.
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Model Identifies Potential Drug Combinations To Avoid

A new model has been designed to identify drugs that should not be prescribed together. It has already identified common drugs – an antibiotic and a blood thinner – that may interfere with each other.
Cancer cells.
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Inhalable Lung Cancer Therapy Shows Promise in Animal Study

Columbia Biomedical Engineer Ke Cheng has developed a technique that uses inhalation of exosomes, or nanobubbles, to directly deliver IL-12 mRNA to the lungs of mice.
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