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Microchips designed to slow-release drugs over years

Medical technologists have developed an implantable device that can be placed at a specific body site to allow for the slow release of targeted medications.

Using bacteria to deliver drugs

Boston - By re-engineering protein-shuttling machinery, researchers have used bacteria to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells.

Copying an onion to improve drug delivery

Delivering drugs to the right places in patients can be tricky. By copying an onion, researchers have created a dendrimer. This is a molecule that features tree-like branches and concentric layers of membranes, much like an onion.

New method for breast cancer drug delivery

A new drug-delivery technique has been developed. The technique is the first biodegradable, biocompatible, and non-toxic hydrogel, designed to deliver treatment to people fighting breast cancer.

Experimental patch to deliver vaccinations

A skin patch that can deliver vaccines cheaply and effectively has been shown off at the recent TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh.

Grapefruits help with medical drug discovery

The humble grapefruit holds one of the secrets for medical drug discovery. This includes anti-cancer drugs are delivered to specific tumor cells.

Skin patch developed for prostate cancer

A skin patch is being delivered to delivery hormones into the body of men with prostate cancer. Researchers suggest that this is a more effective means than a course of tablets.

Sea Anemone Stingers Deliver Drugs

I kinda prefer the "Aerosol Delivery Method" to this one but if it doesn't involve a "Needle" I'm all for it...

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