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Drug delivery is a term that refers to the delivery of a pharmaceutical compound into the body. Most common methods of delivery include the preferred non-invasive oral (through the mouth), nasal, pneumonial (inhalation), and rectal routes. Much research is now focussing on nanotechnology as a drug delivery method.
Research article outlines utilization of calixarenes in biocatalysis and cancer therapy

Research article outlines utilization of calixarenes in biocatalysis and cancer therapy

Calixarenes bear a fascinating class of macrocycles that have served broadly in molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry. [More]
New test holds potential to revolutionise diagnosis of childhood leukaemia

New test holds potential to revolutionise diagnosis of childhood leukaemia

Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood leukaemia. [More]
Rice scientists unveil behavior of graphene nanoribbons in solutions

Rice scientists unveil behavior of graphene nanoribbons in solutions

Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) bend and twist easily in solution, making them adaptable for biological uses like DNA analysis, drug delivery and biomimetic applications, according to scientists at Rice University. [More]
Could nanotechnology turn the cancer cell suicide switch back on? An interview with Professor Dipanjan Pan

Could nanotechnology turn the cancer cell suicide switch back on? An interview with Professor Dipanjan Pan

Before I explain the discovery, I would take a step back and explain an interesting event that takes place in the cancer cells. Normal cells follow a rapid and irreversible process to efficiently eradicate dysfunctional cells. This is a natural process by which damaged cells commit ‘suicide’. This process is known as apoptosis or programmed cell death. [More]
Research finding opens new avenues to tailor drug development with Upsalite

Research finding opens new avenues to tailor drug development with Upsalite

For the first time, researchers have revealed the nanostructure of the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite and pore size control was achieved without organic templates or swelling agents. [More]
New technology uses natural nano-scale lipid transport system to deliver drugs straight to bloodstream

New technology uses natural nano-scale lipid transport system to deliver drugs straight to bloodstream

For years scientists and dieticians have argued over the health benefits of dietary fat. Research published this week, however, shows that piggybacking onto natural fat absorption pathways can dramatically enhance the utility of some drugs. [More]
New carbon nanomaterial pot several times deeper than any similar nanostructure

New carbon nanomaterial pot several times deeper than any similar nanostructure

A novel, pot-shaped, carbon nanomaterial developed by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan is several times deeper than any hollow carbon nanostructure previously produced. [More]
Russian physicists propose unique method to avoid implants rejection

Russian physicists propose unique method to avoid implants rejection

A group of Russian physicists, with the contribution from their Swiss colleagues, developed a way to use the therapeutic effect of heating or cooling the tissues due to the magnetocaloric effect. [More]
Researchers identify how precise control of inflammation could lead to bone repair

Researchers identify how precise control of inflammation could lead to bone repair

In their mission to design new biomaterials that promote tissue regeneration, Drexel University researchers have identified how inflammation, when precisely controlled, is crucial to bone repair. [More]
Microswimmer robots could help deliver medicine and perform surgery inside the body

Microswimmer robots could help deliver medicine and perform surgery inside the body

Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and Michael Phelps could appreciate. [More]
Researchers find potential way for delivering gene therapy to treat eye diseases

Researchers find potential way for delivering gene therapy to treat eye diseases

Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. Currently, gene therapy can be administered to treat these conditions -- but this requires an injection. [More]
Researchers develop new microneedle system to painlessly monitor drugs in bloodstream

Researchers develop new microneedle system to painlessly monitor drugs in bloodstream

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. [More]
Scientists design and construct 10 large protein icosahedra to improve drug delivery

Scientists design and construct 10 large protein icosahedra to improve drug delivery

Using novel computational and biochemical approaches, scientists have accurately designed and built from scratch 10 large protein icosahedra--polyhedra with 20 faces--similar to viral capsids that carry viral DNA. [More]
Researchers show porous silicon nanoparticles could be harmless to diagnose and treat cancer

Researchers show porous silicon nanoparticles could be harmless to diagnose and treat cancer

The Lomonosov Moscow State University researchers in collaboration with their German colleagues have succeeded in proving that silicon nanoparticles can be applied to diagnose and cure cancer. [More]
Scientists create new cell-membrane-like material with potential for water purification and drug delivery

Scientists create new cell-membrane-like material with potential for water purification and drug delivery

Materials scientists have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. Such a material has long been sought for applications as varied as water purification and drug delivery. [More]
New research delves into physical properties of nanoparticles for successful drug delivery

New research delves into physical properties of nanoparticles for successful drug delivery

Nanoparticles are being studied as drug delivery systems to treat a wide variety of diseases. New research delves into the physical properties of nanoparticles that are important for successfully delivering therapeutics within the body, with a primary focus on size. [More]
AAPS Foundation announces winner of 2016 New Investigator Grant

AAPS Foundation announces winner of 2016 New Investigator Grant

The AAPS Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 New Investigator Grant recipient, Yizhou Dong, Ph.D of the Ohio State University, for his research entitled "Development of nonviral gene-engineering delivery systems". [More]
Researchers receive grant to test transcutaneously refillable implant that delivers HIV-prevention drugs

Researchers receive grant to test transcutaneously refillable implant that delivers HIV-prevention drugs

A Houston Methodist research team received a nearly $4 million grant to test a transcutaneously refillable implant that administers pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs to subjects at risk of HIV-exposure. [More]
RedHill Biopharma and IntelGenx announce definitive agreement for commercialization of RIZAPORT™ for migraines with Grupo JUSTE in Spain and additional potential territories

RedHill Biopharma and IntelGenx announce definitive agreement for commercialization of RIZAPORT™ for migraines with Grupo JUSTE in Spain and additional potential territories

RedHill Biopharma Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on development and commercialization of late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered, small molecule drugs for inflammatory and gastrointestinal diseases and cancer, together with IntelGenx Corp., a Canadian drug delivery company focused on oral drug delivery, today announced the signing of an exclusive license agreement with Grupo JUSTE S.A.Q.F (“Grupo JUSTE”), for the commercialization of RIZAPORT™ in Spain, and a right of first refusal for additional territories. RIZAPORT™ is a proprietary oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan for the treatment of acute migraines. [More]
Tiny micro-vesicle structures may help predict probability of developing Alzheimer's dementia

Tiny micro-vesicle structures may help predict probability of developing Alzheimer's dementia

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say tiny micro-vesicle structures used by neurons and other cells to transport materials internally or dispose of them externally carry tell-tale proteins that may help to predict the likelihood of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) developing into full-blown Alzheimer's disease (AD). [More]
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