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Research focuses on nasal drug delivery into brain

Research focuses on nasal drug delivery into brain
Delivering life-saving drugs directly to the brain in a safe and effective way is a challenge for medical providers. One key reason: the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from tissue-specific drug delivery. Methods such as an injection or a pill aren’t as precise or immediate as doctors might prefer, and ensuring delivery right to the brain often requires invasive, risky techniques.
19th April 2017

Nanoparticle injections may be future of osteoarthritis treatment

Nanoparticle injections may be future of osteoarthritis treatment
Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition that affects at least 27 million people in the United States, and at least 12 percent of osteoarthritis cases stem from earlier injuries. Over-the-counter painkillers, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, help reduce pain but do not stop unrelenting cartilage destruction. Consequently, pain related to the condition only gets worse.
27th September 2016

3D weaving helps develop living hip replacement

3D weaving helps develop living hip replacement
Scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What's more, using gene therapy, they have activated the new cartilage to release anti-inflammatory molecules to fend off a return of arthritis. The technique, demonstrated in a collaborative effort between Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cytex Therapeutics Inc. in Durham, N.C., is described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
19th July 2016


Xbox Kinect reduces radiation exposure from X-rays

Xbox Kinect reduces radiation exposure from X-rays
With the aim of producing high-quality X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, particularly in children, researchers have developed a new approach to imaging patients. Surprisingly, the new technology isn’t a high-tech, high-dollar piece of machinery. Rather, it’s based on the Xbox gaming system.
2nd December 2015


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