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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. However, when their concentrations become too high, inflammation and tissue damage can occur. University of Illinois engineers have developed and tested a new drug-delivery system that senses high oxidant levels and responds by administering just the right amount of antioxidant to restore this delicate balance.

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