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Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

By | November 1, 2017

The blood-brain barrier is a collection of specialized cells and proteins that control the movement of molecules from the blood to the central nervous system.

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Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier

By | November 1, 2017

To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.

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Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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image: Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs

Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs

By | August 17, 2017

The mini machines treated infection somewhat better than antibiotics plus the typical proton pump inhibitor medication. 

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Image of the Day: Teeny Tiny Delivery Balls

By | August 3, 2017

Scientists designed autonomous nanovesicles capable of following glucose concentration gradients, even through the blood brain barrier in rats.

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Making Micromotors Biocompatible

By | June 1, 2016

Researchers are developing potent ways to fuel and control the movement of micromotor devices.

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Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices

By | April 1, 2016

A braided structure and some adhesive hydrogel make therapeutic microRNAs both stable and sticky.

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Dying Light Marks the Spot

By | March 29, 2016

Drug-delivering nanoparticles designed to glow when their target cells die can report on the effectiveness of cancer therapies within just a few hours of treatment, a mouse study shows.

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Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins

By | April 28, 2015

Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.

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Polymer Pioneer Honored

By | February 4, 2015

Robert Langer, an engineer at MIT who fundamentally changed drug delivery, is awarded £1 million for the Queen Elizabeth Prize.

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