Medical research

Researchers invent self-powered drug delivery system

A team of scientists—led by Yamin Zhang, Ph.D., and Colin Franz, MD, Ph.D., at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and John Rogers, Ph.D., at Northwestern University—has developed novel technology with the potential to change the ...


Herbal supplement shows promise against lung cancer

Berberine, a natural compound found in plants such as barberry and goldenseal, suppresses the proliferation of lung cancer cells in the lab, new research shows. It also reduces airway inflammation and damage to healthy lung ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could your contact lenses track, treat your diabetes?

Contact lenses may someday do more than correct poor vision, with new, preliminary research in animals suggesting they could also monitor your diabetes and deliver medications.


High-precision robotic system targets ocular surgery

Preceyes B.V., a spin-off of Eindhoven University of Technology, and Nightstar (UK) have entered into a collaboration for the development of a high-precision drug delivery technology in the eye. Nightstar will use the Preceyes ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ultrasound spin-out to treat cancer and back pain

Oxford University spin-out company OxSonics has announced plans to use ultrasound technology to deliver advanced therapies for difficult-to-treat cancers and chronic low back pain.