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Tag: Medical Drugs

MIT: Ultra-long-term drug delivery

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a new drug capsule that remains in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed, gradually releasing its drug payload. This type of drug delivery could potentially assist in eliminating diseases such as malaria.  

MIT: Ultrasound drug delivery

Using ultrasound waves, researchers have found a way to enable rapid delivery of drugs to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This approach could make it easier to deliver drugs to patients suffering from GI disorders.  

TED: Latif Nasser: The amazing story of the man who gave us modern pain relief

  For the longest time, doctors basically ignored the most basic and frustrating part of being sick — pain. In this lyrical, informative talk, Latif Nasser tells the extraordinary story of wrestler and doctor John J. Bonica, who persuaded the medical profession to take pain seriously — and transformed the lives of millions.    

University of California: Groundbreaking Innovations at UCSD: Marine Drug Discovery with William Gerwick and Paul Jensen

  William Gerwick and Paul Jensen of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego present their research on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery.    

MIT: Multifunctional fibers communicate with the brain

By producing complex multifunctional fibers that could be less than the width of a hair, MIT researchers have created a system that could deliver optical signals and drugs directly into the brain, along with a simultaneous electrical readout to continuously monitor the effects of the various inputs.