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2011-11-17 03:19:33

Is the emerging field of nanomedicine a breathtaking technological revolution that promises remarkable new ways of diagnosing and treating diseases? Or does it portend the release of dangerous nanoparticles, nanorobots or nanoelectronic devices that will wreak havoc in the body? A new review of more than 500 studies on the topic concludes that neither scenario is likely. It appears in ACS' journal Molecular Pharmaceutics. Ruth Duncan and Rogerio Gaspar explain that nanomedicine - the...

2011-08-03 14:39:39

Scientists have confirmed the feasibility of using a new drug delivery system "” the basis for a battery-powered skin patch "” to administer medication that shows promise for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) and healing stubborn skin ulcers and burns. The needle-free delivery of the medication, which cannot be given by mouth and can have side effects when injected, is reported in the ACS journal, Molecular Pharmaceutics. Yogeshvar Kalia and colleagues explain that the...

2010-09-22 14:09:05

Scientists are reporting the development and successful initial testing of a new form of methotrexate "” the mainstay anticancer drug "” designed to be given as nose drops rather than injected. It shows promise as a more effective treatment for brain cancer, they say. The report appears in ACS' Molecular Pharmaceutics, a bi-monthly journal. Tomotaka Shingaki and colleagues note that brain cancer is difficult to treat, partly because current anticancer drugs have difficulty...


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