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Stem cell nano drug delivery applications to treat diabetes

4 May 2016 | By , ,

Stem cell therapy is currently utilised in medicine for its application in tissue repair and regenerative medicine. Unique characteristics of stem cells, such as self-renewal and differentiation, allow its function to be applicable for therapeutic purposes. Nanotechnology and cell microencapsulation have been researched and used as a means to protect…

Nanotechnology tackles problems with noninvasive glucose monitoring

4 May 2016 | By , ,

For diabetes mellitus patients who treat themselves with insulin, the need to self-monitor blood glucose in order to establish their insulin dose is a major burden, and highlights the need to develop non-invasive glucose measurement technologies. Up until now, such non-invasive systems that also have adequate measurement performance under daily…

The threat of antibiotic resistance

27 April 2016 | By Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

We've created an infographic on the threat of antibiotic resistance, highlighting some of the recommendations made by the Review on AMR...

Four trends that will transform healthcare in Europe in 2016

29 February 2016 | By Warren Hochfeld, Jenna Riffell and Neil Levinson from Kaiser Associates

With 2015 giving some hints of what is to come, the Kaiser Associates European Healthcare team are predicting another year of big disruptions, transformations and innovations as the healthcare industry continues to overhaul outmoded business models...

The role of drug transporters at the blood brain barrier

29 February 2016 | By Jasminder Sahi and Yi Li, Sanofi R&D

The human brain is the most highly perfused organ in the body, being composed of over 100 billion capillaries with an average inter-capillary distance of 50μm and a length greater than 600km. This extensive network of blood vessels facilitates the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the brain, while providing…