Cancer remains one of the major causes of death in Australia and around the world, despite improved treatments and rates of survival.
Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a team of researchers at ...
Microbubbles delivered via gas embolotherapy could provide a vehicle for cutting off blood supply and delivering drugs
Embolization—the use of various techniques to cut off the blood vessels that feed tissue growth—has gained traction over the past few decades to treat cancerous tumors.
Researchers at Houston Methodist and Rice University have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also the development of newer applications in water filtration and energy production.
A new method has been developed to make drugs 'smarter' using nanotechnology so they will be more effective at reaching their target.
Caffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but a team of researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital has now come up with a novel use for this chemical stimulant—catalyzing the formation of ...
Drug delivery systems (DDSs) control the dosage and timing of drugs. Numerous DDS studies have been conducted, but most have focused on treatments for cancer. New research from Kumamoto University uses a DDS to treat malaria.
Experimental physicists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report that they have developed a fast, dynamic new process for wrapping liquid droplets in ultrathin polymer sheets, so what once was a painstaking ...
Researchers program biomaterials with 'logic gates' that release therapeutics in response to environmental triggers
Drug treatments can save lives, but sometimes they also carry unintended costs. After all, the same therapeutics that target pathogens and tumors can also harm healthy cells.
NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed a cost-effective method to produce cell-derived nanovesicles (CDNs) for bio-inspired drug delivery applications.