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Cholesterol and Nanoparticles

We are all familiar, at this point in time, with the concept of "good" (HDL) and "bad" (LDL)cholesterol and with the effects of a build up of "bad" cholesterol on the walls of arteries and other blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of death in the United States, ahead of cancer. According … Continue Reading

Micelle, my micelle

There’s been a sort of a medical theme running through this week’s entries, so, to close out medical week, we turn to an article by David Peters et al,  advanced published on PNAS website, "Targeting atherosclerosis by using modular, multifunctional micelles". Much as other nanoparticles may be targeted at tumors (see "Targeting Tumors"), so micelles may … Continue Reading