Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

Coating particles with “right-handed” molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Nov. 5, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research drug-delivery nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih

New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: chemistry research drug-delivery imaging polymers school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf

Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade

Study shows tumors with softer, larger cells at their periphery are more likely to spread; may suggest new route for cancer therapy.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering biology cancer drug-delivery disease mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering medicine health-sciences-and-technology

New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

Coated pill carries microneedles that deliver insulin and other drugs to the lining of the small intestine.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 7, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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

Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels

Magnetically controlled device could deliver clot-reducing therapies in response to stroke or other brain blockages.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 28, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: bioengineering-and-biotechnology brain-and-cognitive-sciences civil-and-environmental-engineering drug-delivery mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

Smart materials change properties in response to specific DNA sequences; could be used in a variety of devices.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research dna crispr genetics diagnostic-devices drug-delivery biological-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering


“Nanoemulsion” gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin

Novel materials made with FDA-approved components could deliver large payloads of active ingredients.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | June 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering chemistry drug-delivery pharmaceuticals medicine


Reducing the burden of tuberculosis treatment

Drug delivery system would allow patients to switch from daily to monthly doses.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | March 13, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering mechanical-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering disease medicine drug-delivery national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf

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