Nanoparticulate formula together with light augmentation could realize the potential for intranasal vaccines to protect against respiratory viruses.
Biodegradable patch improves tissue repair
Researchers create a new biocompatible patch that could enhance the clinical treatment of tissue injury by speeding up wound healing.
Anesthesia with propofol could prime tumor cells for metastasis
The surgical anesthesia drug, propofol, used in tumor removal, could help promote the spread of cancer by triggering changes in tumor cell properties.
Taking the sting out of dental procedures with microneedles
A charged microneedle patch for pain-free delivery of anesthetics could replace anxiety-inducing needles in dental work.
What are the ethical considerations for wearable technology?
Wearable devices and gadgets have surged in popularity, but researchers say that current ethical frameworks need to catch up with research to protect study participants.
A needed boost for anti-tumor immunotherapy
Nanovesicles that directly attack tumors and promote sustained tumor killing by resident T cells could enhance the effectiveness of tumor immunotherapy.
Delivering CRISPR gene-editing therapy: What’s holding us back?
Genomic editing tools can reverse disease causing mutations to provide cures — once we can conquer the remaining barriers.
Magnetically guided delivery of therapeutic stem cells into the brain
A minimally invasive method holds promise for the treatment of neurological disorders and injury.
Nanoengineered heartbeat via a semi-conductive hydrogel
A conductive biomaterial that supports the growth of cardiac muscle cells and facilitates their synchronous beating holds great potential for cardiac tissue engineering.
Keeping immune cells in check to ward off diabetes
Bioengineered pancreatic beta cells adorned with immune checkpoint proteins prevent the progression of type 1 diabetes.