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Targeted Drug Delivery With These Nanoparticles Can Make Medicines More Effective

September 16, 2015

…the healing power of drug treatments for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infections. These nanoparticles are capable of delivering drugs to targeted sites in the body — particularly injured blood vessels and organs infected by harmful bacteria. This targeted drug delivery greatly increased the therapeutic effects of drugs administered to…

Genetically Engineered Nanoparticle Delivers Dexamethasone Directly to Inflamed Lungs

June 16, 2021

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed immune cell-mimicking nanoparticles that target inflammation in the lungs and deliver drugs directly where they’re needed.

Chemical Disguise Transforms RNAi Drug Delivery

November 17, 2014

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed a way to chemically disguise RNAi drugs so that they are able to enter cells. Once inside, cellular machinery converts these disguised drug precursors — called siRNNs — into active RNAi drugs.

‘Plug and Play’ Nanoparticles Could Make It Easier To Tackle Various Biological Targets

October 30, 2023

UC San Diego engineers have developed modular nanoparticles that can be easily customized to target different biological entities such as tumors, viruses or toxins. The nanoparticles can be tailored for various applications, ranging from targeted drug delivery to neutralizing biological agents.

Nanobowls Offer a Way to Magnetically Deliver Drugs in the Body

August 3, 2016

…device that could transport drugs to any diseased site in the body with the help of a small magnet. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have taken a step toward that goal by developing nano-sized vessels, called nanobowls, that could be filled with drug molecules and controlled with…

Taking out the (Life-threatening) Garbage: Bacteria Eject Trash to Survive

September 27, 2018

Scientists have known that bacteria produce small spherical versions of themselves. Lacking basic materials to reproduce or function like normal cells, the natural role of minicells—which protrude like budding balloons off the ends of bacteria—has remained a mystery. Now, researchers at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time…

How an Entrepreneurial Engineering Education Nurtured a Biotech Startup

March 10, 2014

…it specifically means building a company to advance a targeted drug delivery platform that could make chemotherapy more effective and less toxic to the healthy tissue in the body.

The Microbial Anatomy of an Organ

October 19, 2017

…that also inhabit the region. The work could advance targeted drug delivery for cystic fibrosis and other conditions where medications are unable to penetrate.

How Plant Viruses Can Be Used to Ward Off Pests and Keep Plants Healthy

May 20, 2019

Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. Researchers at UC San Diego and Case Western Reserve University have taken a step toward that goal.

Tiny Swimming Robots Treat Deadly Pneumonia in Mice

September 22, 2022

UC San Diego engineers developed microrobots, that can swim around in the lungs, deliver medication and be used to clear up life-threatening cases of bacterial pneumonia. In mice, the microrobots safely eliminated pneumonia-causing bacteria in the lungs and resulted in 100% survival.

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