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January 22nd, 2007

When it comes to mucus, bigger is better

Larger nanoparticles are better than smaller ones at penetrating human mucous membranes, according to US researchers who say this holds hope for using such particles to deliver drugs in the body.

Samuel Lai of Johns Hopkins University and colleagues report the unexpected findings today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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