Milk protein enables targeted drug delivery

PHARMACEUTICALS

Chemists at Université Laval have combined a common protein found in cow and sheep milk with mesoporous silica to create a new type of functionalized nanoparticle that can deliver drugs to specific regions of the body based on differences in pH. The technology could even be made capable of distinguishing cancer cells from healthy cells....

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Job seeker, know thyself

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

In this issue's Q and A, ACCN speaks with Alan Kearns, founder of the career management firm CareerJoy, about how chemists and chemical engineers on the job hunt can leverage their skills.

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Omega-3 fatty acids affect gene expression

HEALTH

Researchers at Université Laval have used transcriptomics and metabolomics to analyse the health effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) dietary supplements. The results provide new insight into how these chemicals work their benefits — and why they don’t affect everyone the same way. ...

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