In adult reproduction daily oral contraceptive pills provide women with a means to avoid pregnancy which can support their health and economical situation. For oral contraception to be effective, consistent … Continue Reading Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill developed.
Based on the premise involving mini cyborgs with a purpose and a program, it is hoped smart microscopic robots integrated into natural microorganisms to avoid immune attacks will one day … Continue Reading Living hybrid microbots can decontaminate water.
One of the greatest failures in drug treatments is adherence with many patients currently being treated with several different medications at fixed intervals, which can increase the risk of doses … Continue Reading Synthetic DNA controls release of active ingredients from drugs.
In many cases, oral administration is the preferred method of drug delivery, with formulation of nanoparticles shown to improve drug stability in the harsh gastrointestinal (GI) tract environment. However, diverse … Continue Reading Study provides proof-of-concept for the oral delivery of nanoparticles.
In patients with diabetes, the immune system attacks the pancreas, eventually leaving patients without the ability to naturally control blood sugar. These patients must carefully monitor the amount of sugar … Continue Reading Living drug factories can be implanted to produce insulin for months.
Researchers have long explored ways to transplant pancreatic islets to treat type I diabetes in the long term to eliminate the need for continuous glucose monitoring and insulin injections. However, … Continue Reading Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells.
Proteins hold enormous promise to treat chronic conditions and irreversible injuries, for example, human growth hormone is encapsulated in tiny polymeric particles and used to treat children with stunted growth. … Continue Reading First ever system can control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation.
Presently, there are limitations to drug delivery to the brain as it is tightly protected by the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a protective barrier which separates the circulating … Continue Reading Researchers derive first ever molecular model of critical blood-brain barrier transporter.
Synthetic biology uses natural molecules and assembles them into a system that acts unnaturally. The ability to control the transfer of molecules through cellular membranes is an important function in … Continue Reading New ‘nanoneedles’ puncture cell membrane to release payload on command.
Expanded use of engineered nanoparticles in consumer products and drug delivery increases the potential for environmental release, overexposure or unintended biological exposure. As a result, extraction techniques with integrated measurement … Continue Reading New technique can remove nanoparticles unaltered from blood with ease.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition caused by a deficiency in the ability to make insulin, a hormone that regulates glucose levels. According to the Center for Disease Control, diabetes affects … Continue Reading Oral formulation of insulin successful in animal model.
A team of researchers from Washington University, National Institutes of Health and University of Illinois have developed a wireless device the width of a human hair that can be implanted in … Continue Reading Microfluid device can control neurons and delivery drugs wirelessly.
A group of researchers from Kyoto University have successfully visualized RNA behaviour and its response to drugs within the living tissue brain of live mice by labeling specific RNA molecules … Continue Reading Researchers have visualised changes made to RNA in the brain by administered drugs.
Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of … Continue Reading World’s first smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes.
First report of world’s first implantable chip capable of measuring metabolites and drugs in real-time.
The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally … Continue Reading First report of world’s first implantable chip capable of measuring metabolites and drugs in real-time.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina have used exosomes, tiny bubbles of protein and fat produced naturally by cells, to bypass the body’s defenses and deliver a potent antioxidant … Continue Reading Researchers utilize natural exosomes to deliver Parkinson’s treatment directly to brain.