A new drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, successfully inhibited bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells, according to a study by the Washington State University. The work could lead to better post-operative treatments for patients with osteosarcoma.
As young patients with bone cancer are often treated with high doses of chemotherapy before and after surgery, the study researchers wanted to develop gentler treatment options. Turmeric has been used as medicine for centuries, and its active ingredient, curcumin, has been shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and bone-building capabilities… Continue reading.
Susmita Bose, the Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair and Professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellows are academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
“Susmita Bose’s research contributions have made her a leader in the use of technology to improve health,” said Mary Rezac, dean of WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture… Continue reading.