‘Cellular backpacks’ attached to white blood cells that target inflammation in the body can provide therapy and relief for a host of conditions
Inflammation is a normal and often beneficial response to injury or infection. The swelling, heat and even pain are the body’s attempts to protect its soft tissue, remove offending objects, substances or microbes and initiate healing. However, persistent inflammation is often indicative of more serious conditions and can lead to problems of its own, including impaired healing, loss of function or even tissue death.
Disc-shaped microparticles use monocytes to get to their destination.
Credit:Peter Allen Illustration