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Nanotechnology for Parkinson’s treatment: a novel encapsulation approach allows efficient dopamine delivery to the brain

Read the latest Nanopinion guest column from Dr. Daniel Ruiz-Molina about a novel nanotechnological encapsulation approach to deliver dopamine to the brain. The delivery could be used to treat Parkinson’s disease, which is caused by a deficit of dopamine due to the death of the neurons responsible for its production.

Alternative strategies to guarantee a continuous supply of dopamine to the brain, without incurring in such complications, is much needed. Nano-encapsulation is being increasingly explored for drug delivery, since smartly-designed nanocarriers can travel throughout the body avoiding the effect of metabolisms and release substances when the desired target is reached.

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