Researchers at Stanford University have taken a major step in the development of injectable gels that release medication over a specific period of time. Until recently, injectable gels would degrade inside the body too quickly, but the researchers managed to achieve temperature resistance. The gel consists of polymers and nanoparticles. The components have a powerful affinity and are able to displace water molecules together in order to form the gel. Once injected, the gel releases a dose of medication at the right time which means the patient no longer needs to be treated daily or weekly. This is pleasant for the patient and benefits healthcare institutions and professionals. If clinical trials show the new technique to be successful, applications of the gel will include treatment of HIV and malaria.