Nanotherapeutics On Fight with Diabetes
Everyone today knows that some illnesses require a life-long treatment which is not always as pleasant and effective as we want it to be. But scientists and doctors are looking for best solutions to the most current problems, and for all those who are a fan of new technologies and want medicine to be more progressive and effective there is good news.
Harvard University together with Children’s Hospital in Boston found an effective solution for the problem of delivering medications directly to pancreatic cells, which is claimed to be a breakthrough for Type 1 diabetes treatment.
This kind of targeted delivery is not really a new method – for quite some time nanoparticle method was used for cancer treating, but it was never applied for other types of illnesses where targeting the specific cells was as difficult. But now researchers say they would be able to target directly the insulin-producing cells which will help in treating Type 1 diabetes.
Experiments today show the new method has increased the efficacy of medications for about 200%, plus the targeted delivery will allow using the lower doses of medicaments, which naturally will lead to fewer side effects people will have to deal with. The further researches will help making Type 1 diabetes much more effective and less problematic for future generations.
There are a lot of professionals involved in the research on Nano Letter topic under the lead of Donald Ingber, Founding Director of the Wyss Institute, and Kaustabh Ghosh, former postdoctoral fellow of the Children’s Hospital. With a grant from Systems-Based Consortium for Organ Design and Engineering (SysCODE) scientists would keep the work until the method is ready to be implemented in everyday medicine practice.