The cUSP of Cavitation-Enhanced Transdermal Drug Delivery
In hopes of making it easier to deliver drugs through the skin, MIT researchers have developed a wearable patch that applies painless ultrasonic waves to the skin, creating tiny channels that drugs can pass through. The approach could lend itself to delivery of treatments for a variety of skin conditions. It could also be adapted to deliver hormones, muscle relaxants, and other drugs.
Biodegradable Millirobot Releases Targeted Drugs
Millirobots have the potential for controlled release of drugs in targeted positions in the intestines. Research has shed light on the development of millirobots, with the potential application of the controlled release of drugs in targeted positions in the intestines. Research has also facilitated the development of biodegradable and adaptive devices with biomedical applications.
Compound Reverses Effects of Potentially Deadly Drugs
Drug overdoses in the United States have risen sharply in the last two decades. To identify a more universal treatment for drug overdose, a team of scientists tested a chemical compound as an antidote for methamphetamine and fentanyl. Scientists tested a chemical compound — PillarMaxQ (P6AS) — as an antidote.
Rational Design of Drug-Delivery Systems
Many drugs must overcome biological barriers and find their way to diseased tissues to be therapeutically effective. A new technology uses a natural ligand called gambogic acid that avoids competition from the body’s owned ligand called transferrin when binding to the target CD 71 cell surface transfer and receptor.