Tag: "microcapsules" at biology news
Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again
...out a composite matrix. When the material cracked, microcapsules
would rupture and release healing agent. The healing agent then reacted with the embedded catalyst to repair the damage. “With repeated damage in the same location, however, the supply of healing agent would become exhausted,” said Scott White, a W...
Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy
... which feeds into the liver. This pouch would keep microcapsules
of therapeutic cells in one place, allowing them t... blood vessels open. Once the stents are in place, microcapsules
filled with helpful cells are injected into the gap between the stents, where they become trapped wi...
Microcapsules like it hot and salty
...ith which to precisely control the permeability of microcapsules
using the salt content and the temperature of the ...sport drugs through the organism. The walls of the microcapsules
are constructed from alternate layers of positively and negatively charged polymer molecules so that...
'Biobullets' fight harmful mussels
... zoologist David Aldridge and colleagues developed microcapsules
about the size of the algae particles that zebra mussels feed on. Once ingested, the "biobullets" slowly release small amounts of potassium chloride, a salt that is poisonous to most freshwater mollusks. Unlike other methods used to eradicate zebra m...
New 'self-exploding' microcapsules could take sting out of drug delivery
Belgian chemists have developed "self-exploding" microcapsules
that could one day precisely release drugs and vac...could be given in a single shot with the "booster" microcapsules
timed to rupture at appropriate intervals. ...