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Charcoal-based drug delivery system improves efficacy of common herpes drug

Deepak Shukla and Tejabhiram Yadavalli. Credit: Jenny Fontaine. A study led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found that combining acyclovir—a commonly prescribed topical herpes medication—with particles of activated carbon improves efficacy of the drug. This new approach allows for less frequent dosing and overall course …

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Peering into the soul of the immune system to better fight disease

The thoracic duct carries Tfh-enriched lymphocytes to the blood, including a population of Tfh CXCR5 PD-1markers. Credit: Laura Vella, John Wherry, Penn Medicine, JCI A rare, short-lived population of immune cells in the bloodstream may serve as ‘periscopes’ to monitor immune status via lymph nodes deep inside the body, according …

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