News tagged with mucus

Fighting bacteria with mucus

Slimy layers of bacterial growth, known as biofilms, pose a significant hazard in industrial and medical settings. Once established, biofilms are very difficult to remove, and a great deal of research has gone into figuring ...

dateNov 08, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Biodegradable nanoparticles slip through mucus

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have created biodegradable, ultra tiny, nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body's sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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A surprising new vehicle for drug delivery?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Are our bodies vulnerable to some pollutants whose lack of solubility in water, or "hydrophobicity," has always been thought to protect us from them? New Tel Aviv University research has discovered ...

dateMar 30, 2011 in Biochemistry
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