In an effort to more effectively target melanoma cells in the skin, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a microneedle patch embedded with a nanoparticle immunotherapy treatment.
Scottish researchers have turned to an unlikely source to deliver antibiotics: the protein-based foam produced by Trinidadian frogs to nest and protect their eggs. As part of a presentation at the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference in Liverpool, the team announced the non-toxic substance could help prevent infections.
To add to the slew of researchers looking for a new way to deliver treatments to diabetics who want to avoid shots, a team of researchers in South Korea have developed a patch that can both monitor blood sugar and deliver treatments based on the sweat of the patient.
Researchers at MIT have discovered a new way to deliver targeted drugs to a specific target. By attaching a polymer drug-loaded target to a white blood cell, they can hitch a ride to sites in the body where drugs are needed and release the payload there.
The quest for a better diabetes treatment continues as researchers look for a way to substitute daily injections with a more convenient delivery method. And scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have loaded a skin patch with insulin-producing beta cells to control blood sugar levels in a safe way.
Researchers in Switzerland have developed a new kind of nanoparticle that is essentially invisible in the human body, an advancement that would allow for drug delivery vehicles that bypass the immune system, particularly in this case to aid stenosed arteries.
Liposomes are currently used as drug delivery vehicles but recognized by the immune system. Scientists from the universities of Basel and Fribourg have shown that special artificial liposomes do not...
Philadelphia's Spark Therapeutics picked up a Dublin gene therapy outfit for just over $15 million to bring the company's technology into its own portfolio and together develop a treatment for an oprhan inherited retinal disease.
A team of scientests in Jerusalem has created a nanotech-based delivery system that can combat oxidative stress--caused by free radicals--in the skin using the body's own defense system. The existence of free radicals can lead to skin conditions such as inflammatory diseases, pigmenting disorders, wrinkles and some types of skin cancer.