Neutrophil Nanosponges Absorb Proteins That Progress Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Liangfang Zhang, NanoEngineering professor at UC San Diego, and his lab team have developed neutrophil nanosponges that are safely soaking up and neutralizing proteins in the body that promote rheumatoid arthritis. These nanosponges also prevented the disease from developing when administered early on, and are offering an alternative to current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. The study is published in the September third issue of Nature Nanotechnology.

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