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.
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 7, 2018
Researchers created a nanofibrous scaffold to see how it supports cell growth.
DNA Robots Target Cancer
DNA Robots Target Cancer
Abby Olena | Feb 12, 2018
Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | Apr 30, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Engineer of Change
Engineer of Change
Tracy Vence | Jan 31, 2015
A chemical engineer walks into a biology lab . . . and revolutionizes bioengineering. How Robert Langer blazed a trail in drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
A Matter of Size
A Matter of Size
Scott McNeil | Jul 31, 2014
Erroneous characterization of nanomaterials can misinform the study of a new medicine’s safety and efficacy.
Small Packages
Small Packages
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 31, 2014
When proverbs come true