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Therapeutic Delivery – News and Features

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Researchers Develop AI “Scientist” To Self-Drive Materials Discovery Experiments

A new AI-based method for efficient data collection could help scientists overcome complex challenges in materials discovery and design, allowing for greater precision and speed than ever before.
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Enzyme-Powered “Snot Bots” Help Deliver Drugs in Sticky Situations

Tiny, enzyme-powered "snot bots" can push through the sticky defensive mucus layer, helping to deliver drugs more efficiently.
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Researchers Develop Smallest Free-Floating Bubbles for Medical Imaging, Drug Delivery

Bioengineering researchers at Rice University have developed ultrasmall, stable gas-filled protein nanostructures that could revolutionize ultrasound imaging and drug delivery.
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Prime Editing Corrects Cystic Fibrosis-Causing Mutation in Lung Cells

Researchers have developed a gene-editing approach that efficiently corrects the most common mutation that causes cystic fibrosis. With further development, it could pave the way for treatments that are administered only once and have fewer side effects.
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Soda Prebiotic Could Treat Food Allergies, Say Researchers

A new study has identified a potential new treatment for food allergies in inulin, a naturally occurring plant fiber commonly used as a supplement, a prebiotic in soda and a replacement for sweeteners.
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DNA Molecule Ointment Battles Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Mice

A study by the University of Bonn shows that what are known as aptamers can be absorbed directly via the skin
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New Advance in Biodegradable Electronics Allows Scientists To Control Dissolve Rate

Researchers have developed the ability to control the dissolve rate of these biodegradable electronics by experimenting with dissolvable elements, like inorganic fillers and polymers, that encapsulate the device.
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New “Liquid Core” Fibers Developed for Drug-Delivering Medical Dressings

Empa researchers are developing polymer fibers that can deliver active ingredients precisely over the long term. These "liquid core fibers" contain drugs inside and can be processed into medical textiles.
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seekRNA Offers a Stand-Alone “Cut-and-Paste” Tool for Gene Editing

Patented method developed in the laboratory of Dr Sandro Ataide promises to accelerate the potential of genetic engineering already shown by CRISPR gene-editing technology.
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Slow-Release Ketamine Pill Reduces Severe Depression Symptoms, Study Finds

Research has found that a new tablet form of ketamine has shown promise in treating severe depression, offering a potential alternative to existing clinic-based treatments that can be expensive and lacking in convenience for some patients.