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July 22nd, 2007

Tiny magnets help drugs reach the spot

Abstract:
Inhaled drugs could soon be guided to the lungs by magnetic fields using a new technique developed by researchers in Germany. The team performed computer simulations and experiments on mice to show that drugs mixed with tiny magnetic nanoparticles could be delivered to the lungs up to eight times more efficiently than if inhaled normally (Nature Nanotech. advance online publication).

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