Encapsulated nanoparticles as vaccines

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Date: Nov. 2013
From: Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology(Vol. 26, Issue 11)
Publisher: Frost & Sullivan
Document Type: Report
Length: 455 words
Lexile Measure: 1550L

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Nanomedicine provides a promising approach to fundamental issues and challenges in medicine especially in the domain of drug delivery and therapeutic proteins for various diseases and treatment of tumors. Nanoparticles are engineered to enable detection of cause of a disease at the cellular level while minimizing damage toward healthy cells. As most viruses and bacteria infect human body through the mucosal surface, a long duration and controllable drug delivery is one of the particular interests in medical researchers' community to improve the current treatment for patients. Although there are vaccines available for infectious disease such as influenza, measles, malaria, or herpes simplex, which attack mucosal membranes in human body, the vaccine antigens are...

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