drug delivery

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Nguyen Thi Hiep

Dr. Nguyen Thị Hiep is on a mission to promote tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in her home country of Vietnam.

Brain-Eating Amoebae Be Gone!

Scientists in Malaysia have discovered that anti-seizure drugs coupled with silver nanoparticles could be used to kill brain-eating amoebae.

A Robotic Millipede That Delivers Drugs

Researchers in Hong Kong have invented a tiny robot with soft caterpillar-like legs that can cross obstacles inside the body and carry heavy loads.

A Sweet Solution To Scary Needles

Scientists have developed a safe and painless microneedle patch that is made out of maltose sugar solution.

Flexible Drug Delivery For The Eyes And The Brain

Researchers in South Korea have developed an implantable device that is mechanically flexible and capable of controlled drug release.

Drug Delivery System Targets Cancer Stem Cells

A research group in Japan has devised a drug delivery system that enhances the efficacy of inhibitors used to destroy cancer stem cells.

Rabies Virus Protein Helps Send Drugs To The Brain

Using a protein produced by the rabies virus, scientists in China have developed a nanoparticle which could lead to better treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Targeting Breast Cancer With A ‘Trojan Horse’

By encasing chemotherapy drugs in nanocapsules coated in the membranes of red blood cells, researchers have reduced the toxicity of the treatment in mice.

Nanoparticles Help Antimalarial Drugs Go The Distance

Porous silica nanoparticles allow the controlled release of antimalarial drugs over a span of more than a week, leading to better treatment outcomes.