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Therapeutic Delivery – News and Features

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“Better Than Graphene” Material May Improve Implantable Technology

The atomically thin version of boron, borophene, has been made chiral to enable it to interact in unique ways with biological units.
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Experimental mRNA Brain Cancer Vaccine Evaluated in Small Trial

A new mRNA vaccine has shown promise in activating the immune system against a highly lethal type of brain tumor, according to results from a first-in-human clinical trial of four adult patients with glioblastoma.
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Electricity Could Make Cells More Receptive to Certain Gene Therapies

A team of researchers in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has developed a stimulating method that could make the human body more receptive to certain gene therapies.
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Microarray Patches Safe and Effective for Vaccinating Children, Study Finds

The first study of the use of microarray patches to vaccinate children has shown that the method is safe and induces strong immune responses.
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Industry Insight

Tuning the Therapeutic Properties of tRNAs To Treat Rare Diseases

Michelle C. Werner discusses how tRNAs could transform the drug development paradigm from gene-centric to gene-agnostic and accelerate new therapies for 30 million or more patients whose genetically driven disease can be classified under Stop Codon Disease.
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Overcoming Drug Propaganda to Lead Europe’s Largest Medical Cannabis Trial: A Q&A With Dr. Anne Katrin Schlag

Dr. Schlag, acting CEO of Drug Science, discusses how the research group's work rises above traditional drug messaging.
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Industry Insight

Tackling Unmet Drug Screening Needs

In this interview, Jeroen Verheyen tells us about Semarion, its SemaCyte technology and how it can help to address unmet drug screening needs.
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New Closed-Loop Drug Delivery System Could Improve Chemotherapy

To make chemotherapy dosing more accurate, MIT engineers have come up with a way to continuously measure how much drug is in the patient’s system during the hours-long infusion.
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Spinal Cord Injury Alters Neuronal Activity and Triggers Fat Tissue Leakage in Mice

Spinal cord injuries result in a cascade of abnormal activity in neurons, causing fat tissue compounds to leak and pool in the liver and other organs.
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Novel Hydrogel Therapy Impedes Invading Pathogens

A novel hydrogel therapy could be a first line of defense against viruses and other biological threats.