News-Medical.net - "Nanomedicines Prevent Tissue Damage Associated With Atherosclerosis, Other Chronic Diseases"

 – March 20, 2013  –– 

Doses of medicine 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair prevent the tissue damage associated with atherosclerosis and other chronic diseases in mice. As part of a National Institutes of Health-sponsored project led by Zahi Fayad, PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, researchers found that these nanomedicines are able to home specifically to damaged tissue to repair it. This study was published online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Numerous studies have shown that inflammation is the foundation for many chronic diseases," said Dr. Fayad. Learn more