Israeli researchers have found innovative ways to deliver targeted medication to the brain and liver.
By Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News: Medical research teams in three Israeli universities have recently developed ground-breaking methods to deliver medication that can help patients with two of the most serious diseases in the modern world – Alzheimer’s and liver cancer.
A multi-disciplinary team from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Bar-Ilan University have created a way to get medicine to the brain to slow the accumulation of a harmful protein that is a major cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Prof. Ester Segal and doctoral student Michal Rosenberg of the Technion’s Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering have developed a nano-sized silicon chip that can be loaded with a protein called “neural growth factor.” This protein slows the damage done to the brain by the amyloid beta protein, which blocks and kills nerve cells. Read More (World Israel News)