How swallowing a star might keep you from missing a dose of medicine

How swallowing a star might keep you from missing a dose of medicine Grantee News raymond.macdougall Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:59 After a patient swallows anordinary-looking capsule, the star’s six arms unfold inside the stomach and steadily release ingredients for a week; then the arms break off and leave the body like undigested food. The pill … Continue reading How swallowing a star might keep you from missing a dose of medicine

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Tiny containers transport targeted treatments

Tiny containers transport targeted treatments Science Highlights thomas.johnson Mon, 01/27/2020 - 08:32 Promising intracellular protein-based therapeutics have been of limited use due to the difficulty of delivery into diseased cells. Now bioengineers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver these therapeutics to their targets—avoiding degradation and toxic interactions with healthy tissues. Source: National Institute of Biomedical … Continue reading Tiny containers transport targeted treatments

Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:34 Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

Scientists invent camera that takes one trillion frames per second to capture 'transparent phenomena'

Scientists invent camera that takes one trillion frames per second to capture 'transparent phenomena' Grantee News raymond.macdougall Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:54 New camera technology that takes up to 1 trillion frames per second is so advanced it can take images of transparent phenomena, U.S. researchers say. The camera builds on previous research, in which the … Continue reading Scientists invent camera that takes one trillion frames per second to capture 'transparent phenomena'

Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages

Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages Science Highlights patty.wiley Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:53 Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. Two teams of NIBIB-funded scientists have been working to find alternative solutions to treating bacterial infections, especially antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and … Continue reading Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages