Infographic: Building Bacteria to Fight Cancer
Infographic: Building Bacteria to Fight Cancer
Researchers are engineering microbes to deliver therapeutics specifically to tumors, maximizing the treatments’ efficacy while minimizing side effects.
Infographic: Building Bacteria to Fight Cancer
Infographic: Building Bacteria to Fight Cancer

Researchers are engineering microbes to deliver therapeutics specifically to tumors, maximizing the treatments’ efficacy while minimizing side effects.

Researchers are engineering microbes to deliver therapeutics specifically to tumors, maximizing the treatments’ efficacy while minimizing side effects.

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Bacteria as Living Microrobots to Fight Cancer
Bacteria as Living Microrobots to Fight Cancer
Simone Schuerle, Tal Danino | Apr 1, 2020
Autonomous, living microrobots that seek and destroy cancer are not as futuristic as one might imagine, thanks to a fusion of robotics and synthetic biology.
Laser-Triggered Nanobubbles Blast a Path into Biofilms
Laser-Triggered Nanobubbles Blast a Path into Biofilms
Jonathan Wosen | Apr 1, 2020
Researchers could one day use the method to deliver antibiotics to topical wounds infected by hard-to-treat masses of bacteria.
CRISPR-Based Tool Expands DNA-Hydrogel Versatility
CRISPR-Based Tool Expands DNA-Hydrogel Versatility
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2019
DNA-responsive polymer gels used for releasing drugs, encapsulating cells, and much more now have greater adaptability thanks to the Cas12a nuclease.
Trial of Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Put on Hold
Trial of Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Put on Hold
Catherine Offord | Nov 12, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration halts a study by Solid Biosciences after a patient experiences severe side effects following treatment.
Image of the Day: Smartphone-Controlled Brains Image of the Day: Smartphone-Controlled Brains
Image of the Day: Smartphone-Controlled Brains
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 7, 2019
A device implanted into mice can modulate brain circuit activity over long periods of time.
Image of the Day: Artificial Snake Bite
Image of the Day: Artificial Snake Bite
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 6, 2019
A microneedle delivers liquid medicines through tiny, fang-like points.
Image of the Day: Right on Target
Image of the Day: Right on Target
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 23, 2019
An injectable biomaterial calls cancer drugs to tumor sites in mice.
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
Catherine Offord | Apr 10, 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 | Mar 31, 2018
The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.