Thursday, September 13, 2012

Johns Hopkins Researchers Improving Drug Delivery to the Brain

Researchers at Johns Hopkins may be one step closer to treating brain related illnesses, such as cancer. After a tumor is removed from the brain, the second source of treatment is chemotherapy. However, due to the strength of the drug, it is hard to administer without damaging any other cells. Researchers have found that a molecule called poly(ethylene glycol), PEG, helps the medication to distribute more effectively.  They are also delivering the drug over a longer period of time and in smaller doses. This helps dispense the medication to deeper parts of the brain, without any cell obstruction.

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