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Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria | KurzweilAI

Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Georgia have refined the nanoparticle drug delivery process further by using nanoparticles to deliver drugs to a specific organelle within cells.

 

By targeting mitochondria, “the powerhouse of cells,” the researchers increased the effectiveness of mitochondria-acting therapeutics used to treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and obesity in studies conducted with cultured cells.

 

 

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Chemical found to temporarily restore sight in blind mice

Chemical found to temporarily restore sight in blind mice | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers have discovered a chemical that makes cells in the retinas of blind mice sensitive to light, temporarily restoring some vision.

 

They are working on an improved compound that they hope could one day be used to restore sight in human patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, the most common form of inherited blindness, and macular degeneration, the most common cause of acquired blindness in the developed world.

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