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Fatty Acid in Triglycerides Proves an Effective Platform for Biological Drug Delivery

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Credit: Haifa Shen, Houston Methodist

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We've all been warned about the dangers of triglycerides, the fat stored in your blood. But what if that unhealthy fat could effectively transport oral medication to your body and eliminate the need for some injections or IV treatment?

Houston Methodist nanomedicine researchers are studying this new drug delivery system for a diabetes drug that resulted in approximately 25% absorption in mice models, which is considered to be very high for an oral drug.

The research published in Science Advances may pave the way for oral delivery of more biological drugs, like ...