Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


November 2, 2013

A Medical Matryoshka Doll

Triple-Negative breast cancer is difficult to treat because its cells are armed with molecular pumps that remove anti-cancer drugs. Former NIBIB grantee Paula Hammond, a chemical engineer at MIT, is using triple-layered chemical bombs a few billionths of a metre across to first sabotage the pumps and then deliver a poisonous payload when the cells are thus unprotected. Read the full story at

Health Terms: 
Breast Cancer,
Drug Delivery