NEWS & EVENTS
Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators have developed a long-acting drug delivery capsule that may help to do just that in the future. To test the capsule's real-world applications, the team used both mathematical modeling and animal models to investigate the effects of delivering a sustained therapeutic dose of a drug called ivermectin, which is used to treat parasitic infections. Read more at MIT News.
Researchers have combined one of nature’s tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device that may be up to 10 million times more sensitive than some other commonly used approaches. Read more at Phys.Org.
A new imaging technique stimulates particles to emit laser light and could create higher-resolution images of living tissues, say scientists. Read more at MIT News.
A magnetic ink has been developed that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and wearable, textile-based electrical circuits. Read more at UC San Diego News Center.
A new method for encapsulating single cells within tunable microgels could boost efficacy of cell-based therapies and tissue engineering. Read more at Wyss Institute News.
The challenge facing neuroimagers is far more complex than mapping the Earth’s continents and oceans. It’s like trying to infer how human society does (and does not) work by studying a satellite image. Read more at OZY.
A biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber has now been created from hydrogel -- an elastic, rubbery material composed mostly of water. The fiber, which is as bendable as a rope of licorice, may one day be implanted in the body to deliver therapeutic pulses of light or light up at the first sign of disease. Read more at MIT News.