Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Researchers turned white blood cells called neutrophils into drug-smuggling “neutrobots,” which penetrated the blood-brain barrier to treat brain cancer in mice.
Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain

Researchers turned white blood cells called neutrophils into drug-smuggling “neutrobots,” which penetrated the blood-brain barrier to treat brain cancer in mice.

Researchers turned white blood cells called neutrophils into drug-smuggling “neutrobots,” which penetrated the blood-brain barrier to treat brain cancer in mice.

drug design
Activities Discovered for Some Inactive Drug Ingredients
Activities Discovered for Some Inactive Drug Ingredients
Ruth Williams | Jul 23, 2020
Screens of hundreds of drug excipients reveal that some can interact with biological targets, contradicting their FDA categorization as inert.
Infographic: Building Bacteria to Fight Cancer
Infographic: Building Bacteria to Fight Cancer
Simone Schuerle, Tal Danino | Apr 1, 2020
Researchers are engineering microbes to deliver therapeutics specifically to tumors, maximizing the treatments’ efficacy while minimizing side effects.
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.
Amyloid Designed to Inactivate Cancer-Related Protein
Amyloid Designed to Inactivate Cancer-Related Protein
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2016
Researchers build a peptide that causes a receptor to form toxic, amyloid-like clumps in cells.
Anticipating Resistance
Anticipating Resistance
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Feb 16, 2015
Using computational algorithms and experimental evolution, researchers are predicting antimicrobial-resistance patterns to improve drug design. 
Chemistry as Art
Chemistry as Art
Abby Olena | Jan 31, 2014
See Scientist To Watch Phil Baran describe the artistry of his research in drug discovery.