Drugs concentrate at target sites (L) thanks to magnetic microspheres.
Traditional therapies circulate drugs through the system (R).
UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 1 | Jan.
Tiny Magnetic Couriers Deliver Drugs
Tiny drug couriers with magnetic personalities could offer
new solutions for patients who need drugs delivered directly
to tumours, diabetic ulcers and other disease sites.
Do You Really Want That Bite?
How many of us have resolved to lose weight in the New Year?
Quick, put down that hamburger and raise your hand.
Rest Easy: This Bed Can Save Your Life
A patient in a busy hospital ward has a seizure. Violent
convulsions prevent him from calling for help. It’s
a scenario that nurses dread, but they also know it’s
impossible to watch patients every minute.
Prof Captures Two Geminis
Creative writing professor Linda Svendsen has been recognized
for best writing in Canadian television.
Turning Gold into Green with Old Mine Tailings
Long considered an eyesore and an environmental problem,
mine tailings -- the waste rock produced in the mining process
-- may actually be helping to slow global warming by absorbing
the greenhouse gases thought to cause climate change.
Regulating Assisted Human Reproduction
Biological mothers, surrogate mothers, gestational mothers,
egg donors, sperm donors, in vitro fertilization -- a lot
has changed since the days our parents said they found us
in the cabbage patch.
Get your MUSE Whenever, Wherever
If you think your cell phones and PDAs have already transformed
your life, get ready for a whole new array of daily applications.
The Harmonies of Human Conflict
Is there a music of human security?
E I E I Ouch!
Scraped knees, bumps and bruises, tummy aches, immunizations
-- in an average child’s early years, pain is a daily
reality. For sick kids, that pain can be chronic and even