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

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

‘Bilingual molecule’ combines two coding languages of life

The synthesized "bilingual molecule" could become a powerful tool for diagnostics, gene therapy, and drug delivery that targets specific cells.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dna proteins amino-acids drug-delivery science-and-technology

Hydrogel controls inflammation to speed healing

A set of injectable hydrogels can spur or stave off the body's inflammation response to speed up the healing process, a new study shows.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Dec. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer drug-delivery hydrogels featured health-and-medicine wounds

Tiny cell ‘bots’ could make drug delivery way more targeted

With more targeted drug delivery, doctors might not have to give patients larger doses of a drug to treat a specific part of the body.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 19, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: proteins drug-delivery health-and-medicine

‘Bottlebrush’ polymers bring coatings under control

Microscopic bottlebrush polymers that resemble their larger kitchen cousins could offer exquisite control over coatings, researchers say.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Nov. 14, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: polymers drug-delivery self-assembly science-and-technology coatings

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