January 17, 2012

Treating Macular Degeneration: Nanoparticle-Delivered Steroids,


A collaboration of researchers from Wayne State University, the Mayo Clinic, and Johns Hopkins Medicine has discovered a potential new treatment for macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. The investigators managed to attach steroids to dendrimers nanoparticles and show that the drugs only targeted the activated microglia, the damage-causing cells associated with neuroinflammation… Here's a video of lead author Raymond Iezzi about the new delivery system. Additional Coverage: Becker’s ASC Review

The Atlantic,  12/2011

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Ophthalmology

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