Treatment time bombs

September 2005
Engineer (00137758);9/19/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7684, p14
Reports that microcapsules of drugs that self-explode within the body at set times could free patients with conditions such as cancer and HIV. Required daily doses of medicine; Presentation of the microcapsules at the EuroNanoForum 2005 by the researchers from Ghent University in Belgium and Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany; Components of the microcapsules; Alteration of the microgels formula to affect the rate of degradation.


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