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  • Medication you can wear

    Drug-releasing textiles could, for instance, be used to treat skin wounds. Empa researchers are currently developing polymer fibers that can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves and dose the active ingredients with precision and accuracy. For the more

  • Preclinical study suggests path toward non-addictive painkillers

    A pre-clinical study led by Indiana University scientists reports a promising step forward in the search for pain relief methods without the addictive side effects behind the country's current opioid addiction crisis. The research finds that the use of compounds called positive allosteric modulators more

  • Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

    University of British Columbia researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant--the first of its kind in Canada--that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections. The device, a silicone sponge with magnetic carbonyl iron particles wrapped in a more

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Aspirin

In this video about aspirin we show you an old sample and make a new one. more

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Salicylic Acid

This is a series of graphics looking at the chemistry and uses of some everyday chemical compounds you can find in a variety of products around your home. The series was inspired by conversation with@chemtacular on twitter, as well as the ongoing chemophobia discussion. To kick off the series, this more

A Brief Guide to Intravenous Anaesthetics

If you’ve ever had to undergo a surgical procedure, be it at the dentists or in a hospital, you’re likely to have encountered some of the molecules featured in today’s graphic. We’re already looked atinhalational anaesthetics in a previous graphic; today, we take a look at chemicals that can be inje more

A Brief Guide to Common Painkillers

Following on from the previous post on antibiotics, it seemed logical to also take a look at the drugs we take to relieve pain. Painkilling drugs, or analgesics, come in a number of forms, but fall broadly into two main classes: non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids. This graphic more

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