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Sheep's mucosa shows the way to more effective medicine for severe neurological diseases
Date:9/25/2013

remember that the nasal mucosa is constantly working to remove foreign objects and substances", says di Cagno.

The researchers performed their tests on the mucous membranes (mucosa) of sheep. Sheep and human mucosa and the mucinous secretions it produces in the nose are very similar. The sheep's mucosa were cleaned, distributed on a tissue and then stretched over a container. In the container the researchers placed an active substance, hydrocortisone, that had been put inside different kinds of vehicles. After this the researchers observed how effectively and for how long time the various vehicles transported the hydrocortisone through the mucosa.

Besides Massimiliano di Cagno the professors Martin and Anette Brandl from the Institute of Physics and Chemistry at SDU also work in this field of research.


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Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
45-65-50-29-36
University of Southern Denmark
Source:Eurekalert

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