Breaking The 'Mucus Barrier' With A New Drug Delivery System, Johns Hopkins University Study  
8/20/2008 7:33:16 AM

EurekAlert -- Chemical engineers from Johns Hopkins University have broken the "mucus barrier," engineering the first drug-delivery particles capable of passing through human mucus — regarded by many as nearly impenetrable — and carrying medication that could treat a range of diseases. Those conditions include lung cancer, cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis, the research noted in a presentation scheduled for the 236th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.