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Nanotechnology
Molecular detection platform provides new insights into gene medicine manufacturing
Published Sept 23, 2022
Breakthrough medical technology like mRNA vaccines rely on tiny nanoparticles to deliver medicine to cells. A new device will help drug manufacturers and evaluators like the FDA more precisely measure genetic payloads to evaluate drug effectiveness.
Viral treatments
New platform could make gene medicine delivery easier and more affordable
Published Aug 23, 2022
A new platform designed by Hopkins researchers, in partnership with the University of Washington, shows promise in the sped up design of lipid nanoparticles to deliver treatments that prevent viral infections
Nanobiotechnology
A step toward the creation of materials controlled by artificial genes
Published Aug 18, 2022
A team led by Hopkins engineer Rebecca Schulman has developed a library of genelets that can perform certain cellular functions, laying the groundwork for materials that behave like organisms
Alumni spotlight
Citizen scientists in bloom
Published Aug 8, 2022
Alum Ikbal Choudhury's nonprofit uses low-cost, low-resource tools to teach children about environmental science
Health research
Study reveals kidney cells pump blood
Published May 18, 2022
A new study found that kidney cells pump blood rather than filtering it, aiding in the understanding of kidney physiological function
NanoBioTechnology
DNA nanotubes deliver therapeutics to glioblastoma tumors
Published Dec 20, 2021
Nanotechnology offers new route for delivering cancer treatments across the blood brain barrier
NanoBioTechnology
Venom makes a beeline through blood brain barrier, delivering medication
Published Dec 3, 2021
Researchers have determined the dose of bee venom that is non-toxic to neurons and can effectively—but reversibly—penetrate the blood brain barrier
Biotechnology
Researchers partner with industry to create better gene therapy tools
Published July 15, 2021
A team from the Institute for NanoBioTechnology has streamlined the creation of new viral vectors for delivering gene therapy to patients
Research
PhD students, mentors win research and diversity fellowship
Published July 31, 2020
Three student-mentor pairs have received a 2020 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, which will fund their research as well as programs that promote diversity
Nanobiotechnology
Stem cells shape up
Published Aug 16, 2018
Hopkins bioengineers borrow a process from the electronics industry to discover a factor in stem cell growth: cellular pressure