Understanding antibodies to avoid pandemics

Structural biologist Pamela Björkman shared insights into pandemic viruses as part of the Department of Biology’s IAP seminar series.

Saima Sidik | Department of Biology • mit
yesterday ~5 min

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See metal and plastic micromachines zip around

See how incredibly tiny micromachines made from metal and plastic move according to their shape. They're a step toward better drug delivery.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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Shrimpy nanotech could carry drugs to tumors

A new nanoparticle derived from chitin, a polymer that makes up shrimp shells, could offer a way to safely deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor sites.

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Dozens of toothy drug delivery devices fit on a Q-tip

"Theragripper" devices the size of dust specks inspired by worms could deliver drugs directly into a patient's intestines, researchers report.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Watch a tiny robot back flip through a real colon

A microrobot as small as a few human hairs can do flips through the colon to deliver drugs. Check out the video to see it in action.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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A new platform for controlled delivery of key nanoscale drugs and more

The novel approach, developed by MIT chemical engineers, could help create more efficient consumer products, including drugs, cosmetics, and food.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Synthetic coating for the GI tract could deliver drugs or aid in digestion

MIT engineers devise a temporary film that may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Syringe technology could enable injection of concentrated biologic drugs

Researchers have designed a simple, low-cost device for subcutaneous injection of viscous formulations.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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COMMANDing drug delivery

A new computational method fine-tunes delivery of therapeutics to specific brain regions.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
July 10, 2020 ~6 min

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