Rare-disease specialist Soligenix has picked up two new funding rounds totaling more than $600,000 to support its preclinical work on a military and civilian oral treatment for radiation effects in the gastrointestinal system.
A new tissue chip made from a silk gel forms a scaffold that matches a target tissue and gives researchers a window into biological processes. What’s more, the basis of the chip could someday be used as an implant to deliver drugs over time.
Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a nano-sized delivery system that could help bring injected treatments such as insulin into the oral realm, making the regimen easier on the patient and clinician.
A study published in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal has shown that a new “stealth” nanoparticle cured more than half of mice infected by the deadly Chagas disease parasite, a particular concern for Latin American countries.