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Cover Art – Microrobots for Cell & Drug Delivery and Synthetic Cells

Check out the latest covers of Advanced Healthcare Materials!

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In this feature, we highlight the artwork on the covers of the most recent issues of Advanced Healthcare Materials, and of course the research behind it. You can find the latest issue here. Click on the titles or cover images below to get to the corresponding papers. Also check out our monthly Most Read and our previous cover art feature.

 

A Capsule‐Type Microrobot with Pick‐and‐Drop Motion for Targeted Drug and Cell Delivery

by Seungmin Lee, Soyeun Kim, Sangwon Kim, Jin‐Young Kim, Cheil Moon, Bradley J. Nelson and Hongsoo Choi

A capsule‐type microrobot exhibits “Pick‐and‐Drop” (P&D) motion for possible drug and cell transport via a corkscrew motion. Drugs or cells can be encapsulated in the microrobot’s container by the P&D motion or attached to the surface of the cap, which can be used as a cell supporting structure. This work is discussed in the article by Hongsoo Choi and co‐workers.

 

 

Synthetic Cells Synthesize Therapeutic Proteins inside Tumors

by Nitzan Krinsky, Maya Kaduri, Assaf Zinger, Janna Shainsky‐Roitman, Mor Goldfeder, Itai Benhar, Dov Hershkovitz and Avi Schroeder

Synthetic cells are artificial systems capable of replacing malfunctioning cells inside the body. This study describes the development of remotely‐activated synthetic cells and their capacity to treat disease. These cell‐sized artificial systems contain all the molecular machinery necessary for transcription and translation, including – ribosomes, RNA polymerase, amino acids and energy. Avi Schroeder and co‐workers present this work in their article. Here, synthetic cells are programmed to produce therapeutic proteins inside tumors, eradicating the surrounding cancer cells.

 

Interested in more news about Advanced Healthcare Materials? Also check out our monthly Most Read and our previous cover art feature.

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