IBEC Seminar: Christine Horejs

Inside Nature Nanotechnology, an editor’s view Christine Horejs, Nature Nanotechnology Nature Nanotechnology was launched in October 2006 with the aim of publishing the most significant results in fundamental aspects, applications and implications on nanomaterials. In my presentation I will provide an overview of what the journal looks for in the…

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Mycobacterium in olive oil for cancer treatment

micobacterisResearchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) have revealed a way to effectively deliver a mycobacterium needed for the treatment of bladder cancer in humans –using a formulation based on olive oil.

The researchers have found a way to reduce the natural clumping that occurs when mycobacteria cells, which possess a high content of lipids in their walls, are introduced to the usual aqueous solutions that are used for intravesical instillation in bladder cancer patients. This clumping may interfere with the interaction of the mycobacteria-host cells and negatively influence their antitumor effects.

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