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Nano-lipid Particles From Edible Ginger Could Improve Drug Delivery for Colon Cancer, Study Finds

ATLANTA—Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids created from a specific population of ginger nanoparticles show promise for effectively targeting and delivering chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat colon cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wenzhou Medical University and Southwest University in China.

Aviragen Therapeutics Licenses Georgia State Technology to Develop Antiviral Therapies

ATLANTA—The Georgia State University Research Foundation (GSURF) has entered into a licensing and sponsored research agreement with Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc., a Georgia-based pharmaceutical company developing the next generation of antivirals, to develop and commercialize respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) replication inhibitors.

RSV infection is the leading cause of virus-induced death among children below one year of… more »

Nanoparticles Show Promise for Treating Intestinal Inflammation, Biomedical Research Study Finds

ATLANTA—Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Southwest University in China.

The scientists developed nanoparticles, or microscopic particles, to reduce the expression of… more »