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World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens

By Catherine Offord | April 11, 2018

Lonza will employ more than 200 full-time staff to work at the Texas-based facility, the company says.

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The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.

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image: Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | 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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image: Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier

Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier

By Amanda B. Keener | 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 Shawna Williams | 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 The Scientist Staff | 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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image: Making Micromotors Biocompatible

Making Micromotors Biocompatible

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 1, 2016

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

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image: Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices

Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2016

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

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image: Dying Light Marks the Spot

Dying Light Marks the Spot

By Catherine Offord | 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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