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Mind & Body
Gel Jabs
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How Pioneering Hydrogels Fight Infection and Disease

Find out how scientists at Queen’s University Belfast are leading the way in the fight against infection and disease with innovative hydrogels which do everything from killing hospital infections to improving how medicine is delivered.

Made from peptides - short chains of amino acids known as ‘nature’s building blocks’ - these versatile gels mimic human tissues and are now being used to address the greatest medical challenges. Find out how treatment delivery can be improved by injecting ‘peptide-plus-drugs’ into the body, forming a drug-releasing gel implant under the skin.

This supergel works for several weeks, so patients don’t have to take multiple daily pills. Used to deliver antiviral drugs to treat or prevent HIV/AIDS, hydrogels are the next frontier in medicine…

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