Aspirin chained

时间:2019-03-06 03:01:02166网络整理admin

By Adrian Cho in Washington DC STRINGS of aspirin molecules linked together in long chains could eliminate the painkiller’s nasty effect on the stomach. What’s more, these chains could be fashioned into everything from soluble stitches to anti-inflammatory coatings for pins, screws and other surgical implants. Millions of people take aspirin to fight headaches, fend off strokes and heart attacks, and ease the pain of arthritis. But the drug’s key ingredient, salicylic acid, is released in the stomach, where it eats away at the lining. A polymer made of aspirin, however, should not dissolve until it reaches the intestine,