Professor Xu Develops Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
by Daisy Hernandez
December 14, 2015
Professor Xu's group has developed a new family of nanoparticles that have been shown to be successful in carrying therapeutics across the brain/blood barrier. These new nanocarriers, which are formed from the self-assembly of amphiphilic peptides and polymer, have been shown to hold promise for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, a virtually inoperable cancer of the brain known as "octopus tumors". A paper describing the work, co-authored with collaborators at UC Davis and UC San Francisco, was published in The Journal of Controlled Release. More information about the research can be found here.
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