January 17th, 2012

Nanoparticles Help Researchers Deliver Steroids to Retina

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Hitching a ride into the retina on nanoparticles called dendrimers offers a new way to treat age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. A collaborative research study among investigators at Wayne State University, the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that steroids attached to the dendrimers targeted the damage-causing cells associated with neuroinflammation, leaving the rest of the eye unaffected and preserving vision.

Sacramento Bee, 12/12/11

Tags: Ophthalmology

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