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Novel drug delivery method to control parasitic nematodes [Registered]

Plant parasitic nematodes are a major burden to the global agricultural industry, causing a $157 billion loss each year in crop production worldwide. Effective treatment requires large doses of nematicides to be applied, putting the environment and human health at risk. Challenges are to treat nematodes that are located deep within the soil, feeding on the roots of plants. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are in the final stages of developing a drug-delivery technology to control parasitic nematodes.…

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