Nanotech ‘slingshot’ shoots drugs right where they’re needed

Nanotech ‘slingshot’ shoots drugs right where they’re needed

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A new method of delivering drugs to the body has been developed by Canadian and Italian scientists. It is a newly developed nano-scale ‘slingshot’ that can shoot drugs directly to the part of the body that needs it. This helps speed up recovery and reduces side-effects. Prof. Alexis Vallée-Bélisle of the University of Montreal, co-author of the report published in Nature Communications said, “If you can increase the concentration of that drug at the specific location, that drug will be more efficient.”

It also addresses the concern in medicine on how to kill diseased cells while preserving the healthy ones.

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