No needles, no boosters: extended-release nanovaccines can be delivered by nasal inhaler rather than injection
Nanovaccines don't need refrigeration (polio campaign worker in India carrying styrofoam cooler for vaccine)
Nanotherapeutics use lower dosages than systemic drugs, allowing life-saving drugs to be used for young children
Nanovaccines can prevent respiratory infections such as influenza
Nanovaccines can prevent tropical diseases such as malaria and filariasis
For cancers, we are researching tumor-specific targets for nanovaccine delivery
Nanoparticles may deliver therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier to treat neural disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and stroke
Nanoparticles average only 300 nanometers in diameter, 1000 times smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.
Systems Design of Nanovaccines: Bedside to Bench and Back
We are taking a systems approach to vaccine development that is rooted in science and driven by first principles. This approach, which integrates nanotechnology, materials science, immunology, … Read more
Immune function in the lungs key to defense against flu
Flu and seasonal allergies are common illnesses that plague many Americans each year. Yet despite their familiarity, a lot is still unknown about their effect on the lungs.
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“Their success becomes yours”
Howard Gendelman, MD, Nanovaccine Initiative researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), recently received an "Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students" award.
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Nanovaccine Initiative video
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