drug delivery
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
Catherine Offord | Apr 11, 2018
Lonza will employ more than 200 full-time staff to work at the Texas-based facility, the company says.
Researchers Develop Sperm-Robot Hybrids to Deliver Drugs, Assist Fertilization
Researchers Develop Sperm-Robot Hybrids to Deliver Drugs, Assist Fertilization
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2018
The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.
Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier
Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2017
To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.
Infographic: Breaking into the Brain
Infographic: Breaking into the Brain
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 31, 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.
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2017
Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs
Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs
Shawna Williams | Aug 17, 2017
The mini machines treated infection somewhat better than antibiotics plus the typical proton pump inhibitor medication. 
Image of the Day: Teeny Tiny Delivery Balls
Image of the Day: Teeny Tiny Delivery Balls
The Scientist Staff | Aug 3, 2017
Scientists designed autonomous nanovesicles capable of following glucose concentration gradients, even through the blood brain barrier in rats.
Making Micromotors Biocompatible
Making Micromotors Biocompatible
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers are developing potent ways to fuel and control the movement of micromotor devices.
Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices
Tumor-Shrinking Triple-Helices
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2016
A braided structure and some adhesive hydrogel make therapeutic microRNAs both stable and sticky.
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Catherine Offord | Mar 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.