Cyrille Boyer

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Despite improvements in our understanding of pancreatic cancer and the emerging concept of personalized medicine for the treatment of this disease, it is still the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the western world. It is established that pancreatic cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease with a complex tumor microenvironment. Indeed the(More)
The development of drug delivery systems (DDSs) using near infrared (NIR) light and upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) has generated intensive interest over the past five years. These NIR-initiated DDSs not only offer a high degree of spatial and temporal determination of therapeutic release but also provide precise control over the released dosage.(More)
Recent developments in polymerization reactions utilizing thiocarbonylthio compounds have highlighted the surprising versatility of these unique molecules. The increasing popularity of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) radical polymerization as a means of producing well-defined, 'controlled' synthetic polymers is largely due to its(More)
In Research News article 1500394, recently developed methods for activating polymerizations employing RAFT agents are described by T. co-workers. Direct photolysis, or the use of a multitude of (in)organic photoredox catalysts are shown to be effective for activation of radical polymerizations, while various acids are employed together with different RAFT(More)
The dispersal phase that completes the biofilm lifecycle is of particular interest for its potential to remove recalcitrant, antimicrobial tolerant biofilm infections. Here we found that temperature is a cue for biofilm dispersal and a rise by 5 °C or more can induce the detachment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. Temperature upshifts were found to(More)
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