Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 21st, 1997
Ordinarily, such a particle would be either eliminated or pummeled into biochemical submission by your body's digestive arsenal - strong acids, enzymes, and rhythmic muscle contractions. But this particle is unusually tenacious. All of your body's efforts to slough it off just make it stick more tightly. A scary thought unless, of course, the particle actually contains a timed-release drug.
Such a drug delivery system is showing great promise in the laboratory of Dr. Edith Mathiowitz at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Mathiowitz and her...
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