Chitosan is a naturally occuring polymer isolated from crab and shrimp shells. Chitosan has shown promise as a carrier of anticancer drugs, antitumor genes, and other novel therapeutics.
Researchers highlight chitosan-covered tamponades as a promising, accessible treatment for postpartum hemorrhage, a major cause of maternal mortality, especially where advanced medical interventions are unavailable. This method, safe and effective, offers a crucial option in emergency situations, as detailed in their study, including application guidelines and a demonstration video.
In a recent study published in npj Regenerative Medicine, researchers discuss the ability of melanin nanoparticles to support wound recovery in mice. The effects at histological and gene levels were explored and confirmed on biomimetic models and human skin explants.
A sensor for non-invasive glucose determination in body fluids such as saliva.
Review sheds light on edible coatings as a sustainable alternative to traditional packaging and preservatives in the food industry, particularly for perishable items like fruits and vegetables.
In a groundbreaking study, a research team led by Changhu Xue and Xiangzhao Mao from the Ocean University of China has developed a remarkable double-layer polysaccharide hydrogel (DPH) that promises to revolutionize the field of intestine-targeted oral delivery of probiotics.
In a recent study, researchers working at Ohio State University in the United States of America (USA) developed an intranasal subunit vaccine.
Nanoparticles have widely been used as advanced tools for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases.
Scientists review the potential of edible mushrooms as functional foods in improving cardiovascular function and ameliorating hypertension.
Study aimed to test the antibacterial and cytotoxic effects of bee venom-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (BV-loaded CS-NPs) against Staphylococcus aureus. The results showed that BV-loaded CS-NPs had enhanced antibacterial activity and minimal cytotoxicity, making it a promising antibiotic alternative.
The treatment of nerve injuries with the aid of nerve guidance conduits has led to the desired regenerative success in some, but by no means all, cases.
Researchers reported on the immunogenicity of a heterologous vaccine regimen against IBV, comprising prime doses of QAC-encapsulated plasmid and a booster dose of MVA.
In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* server, researchers in the United States demonstrated the efficacy of a novel biopolymer, N-dihydrogalactochitosan (GC), as an adjuvant for next-generation mucosal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine.
A new study showed that the newly designed oral nano-in-micro hydrogel delivery platform could be efficiently used to deliver curcumin for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis.
Old dogs may not learn new tricks, but old drugs can, according to a research team based in China. The collaboration found that Metformin, a small molecule drug that has been used to treat type II diabetes for more than 50 years, can improve the efficiency and efficacy of antibacterial treatments for quick wound-healing in mice.
Researchers reviewed available mucosal vaccines discussing the current challenges and ways to advance the existing approaches.
Several coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines require multiple doses for long-lasting immunity. However, a new study published in the journal Biomacromolecules has developed a promising single-dose vaccine platform using an injectable hydrogel containing an epitope-labeled plant virus, Cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV).
Researchers assess the efficacy of a fluorocarbon modified chitosan system for the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and tumor immunotherapy.
A staple on any engineer's workbench, duct tape is a quick and dependable fix for cracks and tears in many structural materials.
Researchers discuss the contributions that have been provided by magnetic nanoparticles for the molecular diagnosis of human viruses.
A recent review article published in the journal Advanced Science reviewed the features of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its variants. Using a physical and materials science perspective, the review also summarizes the most significant variants of SARS-CoV-2 encountered to date as well as possible preventive strategies.