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April 15, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 8)

Enterprising Polymer Delivery Methods

Painlessly Increasing the Efficacy of Drugs While Simultaneously Reducing Toxicity

  • A new delivery system for vaccines using biodegradable polymer microspheres may reduce the need for booster shots, as well as stimulate cellular-mediated immunity—an immune response not activated in traditional vaccines. Iowa State University researchers reported these findings at the recent “American Society for Microbiology Biodefense and Emerging Disease Research” ...

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