Stealth nanomedicines combat cancer and cut toxic effects of chemo

Nanomedicines—typically drugs hidden within nanoscopic fatty membranes ('liposomes')—have potential to transform chemotherapy treatments, improving drug delivery and reducing toxic side effects for thousands of cancer ...

Study uncovers mechanisms of drug side effects

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered how drugs can affect various membrane-spanning proteins in addition to their intended target, potentially causing unwanted side effects. The results illuminate one of ...

Regulators for extracellular vesicle production

Biological vesicles are nano-sized containers that transport proteins and other substances within or between cells. Most cells release so-called extracellular vesicles (EVs), which play important roles in cell-to-cell communication. ...

Nanorobots could target cancers and clear blood clots

Tiny nano-sized robots and vehicles that can navigate through blood vessels to reach the site of a disease could be used to deliver drugs to tumors that are otherwise difficult to treat.

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