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New Technology Delivers Drugs To Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

“This peptide could also be used to create tools to identify brain injuries, particularly mild ones, by attaching the peptide to materials that can be detected by medical imaging devices,” Ruoslahti said. “And, because the peptide can deliver nanoparticles that can be loaded with large molecules, it could enable enzyme or gene-silencing therapies.”

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The team is currently testing the technology in animal models of other central nervous system injuries, including multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.

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