drug delivery
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Kerry Grens | Apr 28, 2015
Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.
Polymer Pioneer Honored
Polymer Pioneer Honored
Kerry Grens | Feb 4, 2015
Robert Langer, an engineer at MIT who fundamentally changed drug delivery, is awarded £1 million for the Queen Elizabeth Prize.
Recruiting Anthrax to Oncology
Recruiting Anthrax to Oncology
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2014
In the latest development in trying to use Bacillus anthracis to kill cancer, researchers send “antibody mimics” inside tumor cells.
Smarter Contacts, No More Needles
Smarter Contacts, No More Needles
Sarah Byrne | Mar 26, 2014
Nanotechnology could transform the way clinicians treat eye diseases.
Some Assembly Required
Some Assembly Required
Tracy Vence | Sep 3, 2013
Researchers construct nanoscale DNA cages that could eventually be used to deliver drugs to target tissues.
Medical 3-D Printing’s Frontiers
Medical 3-D Printing’s Frontiers
Kate Yandell | Aug 22, 2013
Layer-by-layer manufacturing techniques could help re-make human body parts, or produce entirely new biocompatible machines.
Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs
Nano-vehicles for Cancer Drugs
James Netterwald | May 20, 2013
Experimental cancer therapeutics delivered to tumors via nanoparticles could provide a safer and more effective therapy than conventional chemotherapy.
Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System
Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System
Dan Cossins | Feb 21, 2013
Researchers have created a molecule that helps nanoparticles evade immune attack and could improve drug delivery.
 
Tumor Snipers
Tumor Snipers
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2012
After two headline successes, companies rush to develop “smart bomb” cancer drugs.
Telling Body Time
Hayley Dunning | Aug 28, 2012
A new method could make it easier to assess a person's circadian rhythms, paving the way for increased drug effectiveness.