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Novel Approach for Anticancer Drug Delivery

With the goal of minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy on healthy tissues, a team of researchers at the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have developed novel nanocontainers able to deliver anticancer drugs at precise timing and location. Published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, the study combines uniquely designed molecules and light-dependent drug release, which may provide a new platform to enhance the effect of anticancer therapeutics.

HPV: Communication Intervention Increases Vaccination in Teens

Rates of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low among adolescents in the United States, despite the wide availability of the vaccine since 2006 for girls and 2009 for boys.

A new randomized controlled clinical trial suggests that patients may complete the HPV vaccine series when clinicians use an intervention specifically designed to facilitate communication with patients and their parents about the vaccine.

PET-CT: Better Understandings About a Tumor

Researchers succeeded in combining tumor data from imaging methods and high-throughput technologies with high precision. The goal is to make metabolic processes in tumors visible in their entirety and thus to better understand them.

For this purpose, image data from positron emission tomography (PET) and computer tomography (CT) were combined with protein and metabolic data. The research team led by Professor Bernd Pichler from the Werner Siemens Imaging Center at the University of Tübingen published its results in the scientific journal PNAS.