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Age-related bone fragility fractures present a significant problem for public health. Measures of bone quality are increasingly recognized to complement the conventional bone mineral density (BMD) based assessment of fracture risk. The ability to probe and understand bone quality at the molecular level is desirable in order to unravel how the structure of(More)
2-Hydroxy-propyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD), a cholesterol scavenger, is currently undergoing Phase 2b/3 clinical trial for treatment of Niemann Pick Type C-1 (NPC1), a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that stems from abnormal cholesterol accumulation in the endo/lysosomes. Unfortunately, the extremely high doses of HPβCD required to prevent progressive(More)
The deployment of molecular to microscale carriers for intracellular delivery has tremendous potential for biology and medicine, especially for in vivo therapies. The field remains limited, however, by a poor understanding of how carriers gain access to the cell interior. In this review, we provide an overview of the different types of carriers, their(More)
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