Inspired by brain-invading bacteria, researchers have created nanocapsules that covertly shuttle drugs across the blood–brain barrier.
Artificial leaf sensor could revolutionize crop management
By accurately detecting moisture levels, this artificial leaf sensor could help increase crop yields while reducing the need for pesticides.
An implantable device reconnects nerves
An implantable hybrid device combines the benefits of two therapeutic approaches to help repair nerve damage.
The complex path to the development of the infant microbiome
The infant microbiome can be built from a dizzying array of different sources.
siRNA therapies delivered with oral nanocapsules
Drugs based on nucleic acids are easily degradable and tough to deliver, but a way around this is to coat them in protective carrier.
Using nanomaterials as antivirals in the fight against COVID-19
Scientists are investigating how fullerene nanomaterials can be used as antivirals against different variants of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses.
Inhaled “bubbles” help deliver drugs to the lungs
An inhaled drug carrier helps minimize side effects while delivering drugs to the lungs to treat diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis.
Mechanical sensors inspired by crocodile skin
A uniquely sensitive, stretchable pressure sensor for prosthetics, soft robotics, and human-machine interfaces.
Tiny, anti-inflammatory nanomotors to treat rheumatoid arthritis
Chemically driven nanomotors may help resolve chronic inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Regenerating nerves with an mRNA therapy
Stimulating neuron growth using a new mRNA therapy, researchers hope to treat chronic pain caused by disease, injury, or chemotherapy.