Developing Techniques To Detect An Infection/Inflammation Site In Vivo
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Ralph Santo-Oliveira is a Professor at Zona Oeste State University and the President of the Brazilian Association of Radiopharmacy. He holds a B.S. in industrial pharmacy (Universidade Federal Fluminense, 2002), an M.S. in nuclear engineering (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 2006), and a Ph.D. in biotechnology science (Renorbio, 2008). His research focuses on the applications of nanotechnology for clinical, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic techniques.

                       

Developing Techniques To Detect An Infection/Inflammation Site In Vivo

Inflammatory processes are common and highly complex, which involve a cascade of events that begins with the accumulation of platelets and the release of PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor). Inflammation may be divided into two main types: acute or chronic. The acute type is characterized by a short duration, characterized by the exudation of fluid and plasma proteins, besides the accumulation of leukocytes, predominantly neutrophils. Chronic is characterized by a long duration, high influx of lymphocytes and macrophages with vascular proliferation...

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