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Magnetically control Pills increase the absorption of Drugs by the body

Brown University scientists describe a new system that can safely hold a magnetic gelatin capsule in place anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract of a rat. In humans, the system could improve drug delivery.

The problem with administering many medications orally is that a pill often will not dissolve at the site in the gastrointestinal tract where the medicine can be absorbed into the bloodstream. The new magnetic pill system developed by the researchers could solve the problem by safely holding a pill in place in the intestine wherever it needs to be.



Human systems physiology, including:  basic cellular physiology, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and gastro-intestinal physiology.  A quantitative, model-oriented approach to physiological systems is stressed.


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