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Artificial DNA Designed to Control Drug Delivery

DNA nanoparticle release

Researchers in Germany are developing techniques with artificial DNA and hydrogel designed to control the sequence of drugs delivered into the body. . . . → Read More: Artificial DNA Designed to Control Drug Delivery

Energy-Efficient Process Devised for Nano-Emulsions

Water drops

A more efficient process using less energy is being developed for producing emulsions with tiny droplets to deliver drugs or cosmetics through the skin. . . . → Read More: Energy-Efficient Process Devised for Nano-Emulsions

Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery

Reza Shabazi and Jennifer Adair

Cancer researchers designed a technique using gold nanoscale particles for safer delivery of edited gene therapies to blood-forming stem cells. . . . → Read More: Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery

Wearable Patch Designed for Personal Warmth, Cooling

Heating-cooling patch

An electronic wearable device worn as a patch is designed to act like a personal heating or cooling system in uncomfortable ambient temperatures. . . . → Read More: Wearable Patch Designed for Personal Warmth, Cooling

DNA Nanoscale Capsules Designed for Drug Delivery

DNA illustration

Researchers in Finland developed tiny drug-delivery capsules made of folded pieces of DNA, with the capsules opening and closing in specified chemical environments. . . . → Read More: DNA Nanoscale Capsules Designed for Drug Delivery

Microrobot Swarm Breaks Up Bacterial Biofilms

Demonstration of CAR devices

A medical-engineering team designed tiny robots that in lab tests remove large patches of bacterial communities called biofilms found growing on medical devices and human teeth. . . . → Read More: Microrobot Swarm Breaks Up Bacterial Biofilms

Tissue Chip Experiments Set for Space Station

Astronaut with tissue chip

A collection of 4 new tissue chip experiments are among the payloads to be sent next week to the International Space Station or ISS. . . . → Read More: Tissue Chip Experiments Set for Space Station

Process Devised for Sensor-Fitted Personal Prosthetics

Josie Fraticelli and Blake Honson

Biomedical engineers developed techniques to produce low-cost personalized electronic-enabled prosthetic devices for people with limb loss. . . . → Read More: Process Devised for Sensor-Fitted Personal Prosthetics

NIH Funding Nanodrugs to Prevent Opioid Addiction

Head in hands

A drug that invokes the immune system to block addictive effects of opioid pain drugs and heroin is in early development at Washington University in St. Louis. . . . → Read More: NIH Funding Nanodrugs to Prevent Opioid Addiction

High-Speed Screens, A.I., Boost Nanoscale Medicines

Spherical nucleic acid illustration

Biomedical engineers are using high-throughput screening techniques and machine learning to speed and improve the design of new drugs based on nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: High-Speed Screens, A.I., Boost Nanoscale Medicines