Researchers use sound to deliver drugs
A technique adapted from telecommunications promises more effective cancer treatments.
Drugs can be delivered into individual cells by using soundwaves, Melbourne researchers have discovered.
Adapting a technique used in the telecommunications industry for decades, Dr Shwathy Ramesan from RMIT, and colleagues, used the mechanical force of sound to push against cell walls and deliver drugs more effectively than treatments currently in use.
The new technique aids in silencing genes responsible for some diseases, including cancer, by switching them on or off.Continue reading Researchers use sound to deliver drugs