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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
Nanoparticles may deliver therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier to treat neural disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and stroke
Nanovaccines can prevent tropical diseases such as malaria and filariasis
For cancers, we are researching tumor-specific targets for nanovaccine delivery
Veterinary nanovaccines can prevent viral diseases in farmed shrimp
Nanoparticles average only 300 nanometers in diameter, 1000 times smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.
Our nanovaccine consortium is a diverse, interdisciplinary team (group photo at our August 2014 annual meeting)
Our university research is training the next generation of nanovaccine scientists, including U of Iowa immunology grad student Hailie Fowler (left) and Iowa State veterinary microbiology postdoc Paola Boggiatto