Campus Units

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2015

Journal or Book Title

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine

Volume

11

Issue

3

First Page

715

Last Page

729

DOI

10.1016/j.nano.2014.12.013

Abstract

Nanoparticulate delivery systems represent an area of particular promise for nanoneuromedicines. They possess significant potential for desperately needed therapies designed to combat a range of disorders associated with aging. As such, the field was selected as the focus for the 2014 meeting of the American Society for Nanomedicine. Regenerative, protective, immune modulatory, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory products, or imaging agents are readily encapsulated in or conjugated to nanoparticles and as such facilitate the delivery of drug payloads to specific action sites across the blood-brain barrier. Diagnostic imaging serves to precisely monitor disease onset and progression while neural stem cell replacement can regenerate damaged tissue through control of stem cell fates. These, taken together, can improve disease burden and limit systemic toxicities. Such enabling technologies serve to protect the nervous system against a broad range of degenerative, traumatic, metabolic, infectious and immune disorders.

Comments

This article is from Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 11 (2015): 715, doi: 10.1016/j.nano.2014.12.013. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

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