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A new targeted nanosystem improves brain drug delivery for the treatment after a stroke

Direct brain administration through the carotid artery of nanomaterials carrying drugs after a stroke could be an effective method to reduce the undesirable effects in other organs, improving at the same time the arrival of the drug into the brain. A study has tested nanocapsules designed by scientists at the ICMAB-CSIC to transport drug molecules to brain areas by a micro catheter.

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A spin-off company will develop a monoclonal antibody to treat autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis

The antibody acts on the immune system to increase anti-inflammatory activity and attenuate inflammation. It will be developed by the Inhibitec Anticuerpos company, created by the scientists who created the technology at the CSIC and the University of Cantabria.

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A molecular mechanism of the cardiac alternans, one of the causes of severe cardiac arrhythmia, has been identified

An international project with participation of IIBB-CSIC has identified one of the molecular mechanisms that causes the so-called “cardiac alternans”, an alteration of the cardiac rhythm that can cause ventricular fibrillation and potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia. This finding opens a new path to the development of pharmacological treatment.

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Folding paper device for an early detection of infections in chronic wounds

Scientists from the CSIC and from the UPC university have developed a ‘point-of-care’ device for an early detection of infections by means of analysing body fluids such as saliva or exudates from chronic wounds.

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Bio-nanocellulose meshes improve hernia repair surgery

Researchers from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and B. Braun Surgical, a leading manufacturer of medical devices for wound closure, have collaborated to develop a bio-based surgical mesh with this biomaterial. First results from an in vivo animal study yield promising outcomes.

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