Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
Also labeled: Cancer, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Engineering Health, Implantable medical devices, Koch Institute, Materials science, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, RNA interference, Layer by layer assembly, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
New injectable gels toughen up after entering the body
November 16, 2012These more durable gels could find applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Getting (drugs) under your skin
September 13, 2012Using ultrasound waves, researchers boost skin’s permeability to drugs.
Dripping faucets inspire new way of creating structured particles
July 18, 2012Researchers find new method for making spherical particles, from nanoscale to pinhead-sized — including complex beach-ball-like shapes.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 3, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
New technique predictably generates complex, wavy shapes
May 2, 2012May help improve drug delivery and explain natural patterns from brain folds to bell peppers.
Targeted nanoparticles show success in clinical trials
April 4, 2012Tiny particles designed to home in on cancer cells achieve tumor shrinkage at lower doses than traditional chemotherapy.
Successful human tests for first wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip
February 16, 2012Clinical trial of the programmable, implantable device shows promise in treating osteoporosis.
Mimicking biological complexity, in a tiny particle
August 15, 2011New MIT technology could lead to better drug delivery and artificial tissues that imitate natural tissue.