The Journal of Controlled Release is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal and the official journal of the Controlled Release Society. The journal contains papers detailing research involving the controlled release and delivery of drugs and other biologically active agents. Announcements and reports of future meetings pertaining to the activities of the Controlled Release Society are also included. The journal is abstracted and indexed in BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Life Sciences, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Science Citation Index, and Scopus.
New chip promising for tumor-targeting research
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer.
Novel nanovehicle transports drug cocktail to target cancer
Combination therapies, or "drug cocktails," are part and parcel of modern anti-cancer treatments today. The more researchers learn about cancer and its surreptitiously lethal impact on the body, the more ...
Nanoparticles, 'pH phoresis' could improve cancer drug delivery
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a concept to potentially improve delivery of drugs for cancer treatment using nanoparticles that concentrate and expand in the presence of higher acidity found in tumor cells.
Polymer coatings a key step toward oral delivery of protein-based drugs
(Phys.org) —In a new study, a "bioadhesive" coating developed at Brown University significantly improved the intestinal absorption into the bloodstream of nanoparticles that someday could carry protein drugs such as insulin. ...
Nanoparticles for controlled drug release
Scientists from CIC bioGUNE and the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO) in Bordeaux have jointly undertaken a project to develop "smart" nanoparticles. These polymeric particles act as "nanomissiles" against ...
New study says nanoparticles don't penetrate the skin
(Phys.org)—Research by scientists at the University of Bath is challenging claims that nanoparticles in medicated and cosmetic creams are able to transport and deliver active ingredients deep inside the ...
Zeroing in on the best shape for cancer-fighting nanoparticles
(Phys.org) -- As the field of nanomedicine matures, an emerging point of contention has been what shape nanoparticles should be to deliver their drug or DNA payloads most effectively.
Nanoparticle-delivered RNA interference drug stops head and neck cancer growth
(Phys.org) -- A nanoparticle drug delivery vehicle for small interfering RNA molecules (siRNA), that is already being tested in human clinical trials, now shows promise for the treatment of head and neck cancer. Dong Shin, ...