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

Tags: medicine neuroscience research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences materials-science-and-engineering dmse koch-institute mcgovern-institute drug-delivery

Helping drug-delivering particles squeeze through a syringe

MIT engineers are using computing modeling to prevent microparticles from clogging during injections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering koch-institute chemical-engineering drug-delivery

How cancer drugs find their targets

Certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells — a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
June 26, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine cancer biology research drug-development school-of-science whitehead-institute koch-institute drug-delivery

Patch that treats melanoma dissolves in 1 minute

A new wearable patch for treating melanoma dissolves quickly while leaving tiny needles that deliver chemotherapy drugs over time.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology chemotherapy skin-cancer skin melanoma drug-delivery health-and-medicine wearable-devices

New model of the GI tract could speed drug development

Studies of drug absorption in the small intestine could help researchers identify medicines that can be taken orally.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research drug-development mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute chemical-engineering drug-delivery

Coronavirus vaccine patch shows promise in mice

Scientists have now published the first peer-reviewed study on a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. They've tested the microneedle array on mice.

Andrea Kunicky-Pittsburgh • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines viruses drug-development drug-delivery featured health-and-medicine

3D printing ink may solve the “toothpaste problem”

A new kind of ink for 3D printing liquifies when pressed through the nozzle of a 3D printer, but then quickly returns to its original shape.

ETH Zurich • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: materials-science 3d-printing drug-delivery science-and-technology personalized-medicine artificial-organs gels

‘Star particles’ could offer painless treatment for skin diseases

Mixing tiny "STAR particles" into a cream could offer better treatment for skin diseases like psoriasis or certain kinds of skin cancer, say researchers.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: skin-cancer skin drug-delivery featured health-and-medicine psoriasis

New vaccine delivery strip goes in your mouth

A new peelable film can deliver vaccines without refrigeration. Just put the strip on your tongue.

UT Austin • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: vaccines drug-delivery featured health-and-medicine refrigeration

Nanoparticle eats away at plaque in arteries

A new nanoparticle can seek out plaques that cause heart attacks and eat them from the inside out. The discovery could lead to new atherosclerosis treatment.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: nanotechnology heart-attacks blood-vessels cells drug-delivery health-and-medicine hearts

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