Catalysts that mimic antioxidase enzymes show promise in treating inflammatory diseases, such as gum disease, lupus, or cancer.
Visualizing cell membranes using a plasma membrane-on-a-chip
Compared to other platforms, this new “on-a-chip” system allows membrane proteins to be studied in their natural state.
Developing an artificial enzyme to produce Parkinson’s medication
Artificial enzymes could help bring down the manufacturing costs of different medications, making them more available to patients.
Nanoparticles that self-assemble inside cells to fight cancer
This nanoparticle cancer therapy hijacks biological processes to target cancer cells and destroy them with self-assembling components.
Reprogramming immune cells for living cancer therapy
A new way of reprogramming the body’s immune cells to seek out and eliminate cancer cells, acting as an internal cancer therapy.
Bacteria provide heart attack treatment
Implants containing cyanobacteria help produce oxygen within heart tissue to repair damage done after a heart attack.
Microrobots that conquer all terrains
Microrobots dubbed “microwalkers” can both swim and walk, allowing them to transverse challenging biological environments.
Uncovering the secrets of cellular organization
A 3D hydrogel model provides key insights into how cells sense and respond to elements of their environment.
Growing nerve cells: The longer the cell, the better the model
Nerve cells are difficult to study in cultures as conventional experiments don’t allow natural growth, but a new platform aims to change this.
Urea-powered microrobots bust up bacterial films
Hybrid microrobots harvest chemical energy from their environment for self-propulsion while releasing reactive species to kill bacteria.