Ophthalmology

Contact lens-based antihistamine delivery effective

(HealthDay)—A contact lens (CL)-based drug delivery system is effective for therapeutic delivery of the antihistamine ketotifen, according to a study published online March 19 in Cornea.

Cancer

New tools to boost the delivery of drugs to cancer tumours

The treatment of cancer tumours is made complex by their microenvironment and the abnormalities of the blood vessels sustaining them. The EU-funded NeoNaNo project has developed methods to improve drug delivery to tumours ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treating infectious disease with the help of antimicrobial peptides

Against the backdrop of increasing antibiotic resistance, the FORMAMP project has trialled nanotechnology-based delivery systems and antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), to deliver new tools in the fight against infectious diseases.

Medical research

Research toward healing the hearts of children with Duchenne

After a progressive weakening of the muscles takes away their motor skills, and then their abilities to stand and walk, most males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy die of heart and respiratory failure in their 20s.

Cancer

Targeting cancer cells with an implantable drug delivery system

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 7, March, 2017) describes a new drug delivery system for the treatment of cancer. The study, led by Dr. Horst A. von Recum from the Department of ...

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