Arthritis treatment: Targeting joints with light -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Arthritis treatment: Targeting joints with light

29.04.2020

Image: External low-power laser pressed against a person's finger; Copyright: Victoria Wickenheisser

A new light-activated drug delivery method could help confine arthritis treatments to the joints, greatly reducing side effects. The drug is activated using an external, low-power laser shown here with a person's finger (left) and the arthritic paw of a mouse (right).

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