Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment

Posted by on April 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Categories: health

Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. However, when their concentrations become too high, inflammation and tissue damage can occur. Engineers have now developed and tested a new drug-delivery system that senses high oxidant levels and responds by administering just the right amount of antioxidant to restore this delicate balance.

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