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Cockle shells picked to treat dog cancer

CockleShellsPickedToTreatDogCancer
A team explains how nanoparticles made from the cockleshell material calcium carbonate aragonite can be used to carry the anticancer drug doxorubicin. These drug-loaded nanoparticles have been used to successfully treat dogs with solid tumours

Nanostimulators boost stem cells for muscle repair

NanostimulatorsBoostStemCellsForMuscleRepair
Researchers demonstrated that “nanostimulators” – nanoparticles seeded with a molecule the body naturally produces to prompt stem cells to heal wounds – can amp up stem cells’ regenerative powers in a targeted limb in mice