News tagged with delivery system

Entering the Nano Era

Modern hard drives only require an area of a few square nanometers for each bit of information. To protect ourselves from sunburn we use sunscreens that contain nanoparticles of titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Is this the ...

dateNov 05, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Making viruses pass for 'safe'

Viruses can penetrate every part of the body, making them potentially good tools for gene therapy or drug delivery. But with our immune system primed to seek and destroy these foreign invaders, delivering therapies with viruses ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Medical research
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Keys and obstacles to e-health in low income countries

In an essay in the February 2010 issue of Health Affairs, a special issue of the journal devoted to global e-health, William Tierney, M.D., of Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, and collea ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Health
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Neutral self-assembling peptide hydrogel

Self-assembling peptides are characterized by a stable β-sheet structure and are known to undergo self-assembly into nanofibers that could further form a hydrogel. Self-assembling peptide hydrogels have ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Materials Science
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Stopping flies before they mature

An insect growth regulator is one of the latest technologies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are adding to their arsenal to help fight house flies that spread bacteria to food.

dateNov 26, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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