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Nano-Scale Drug Delivery For Chemotherapy

November 6, 2009 06:50 by asischemadmin

November 2009 Newsletter  


We have very exciting news this month. AsisChem now has a blog! This newsletter is now posted for access at anytime (and you can look back at old issues with fond memories). Also, we will have articles, commentary and other extremely important and interesting information. So enjoy this newsletter and sign-up to receive notifications of blog updates.
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This Is Your Brain On Fatty AcidsSaturated fats have a deservedly bad reputation, but Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a sticky lipid occurring naturally at high levels in the brain may help us memorize grandma's recipe for cinnamon buns, as well as recall how, decades ago, she served them up steaming from the oven. Read More

Slimming Gene Regulates Body Fat Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered a previously unknown fruit fly gene that controls the metabolism of fat. Larvae in which this gene is defective lose their entire fat reserves. Therefore the researchers called the gene 'schlank' (German for 'slim'). Mammals carry a group of genes that are structurally very similar to 'schlank'. They possibly take on a similar function in the energy metabolism. The scientists therefore have hopes in new medicines with which obesity could be fought. Read More

Nano-Scale Drug Delivery For ChemotherapyGoing smaller could bring better results, especially when it comes to cancer-fighting drugs. Duke University bioengineers have developed a simple and inexpensive method for loading cancer drug payloads into nano-scale delivery vehicles and demonstrated in animal models that this new nanoformulation can eliminate tumors after a single treatment. After delivering the drug to the tumor, the delivery vehicle breaks down into harmless byproducts, markedly decreasing the toxicity for the recipient. Read More

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