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Delivering drugs with bacteria

I stumbled across this while learning about how to deliver microbes beyond the treacherous environment of the stomach. “The new ‘bacteria in a pill’ approach does things differently. Instead of pumping out a drug and purifying it in the lab, […]

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This microbe no longer needs to eat food to grow

“Biochemical makeover allows Escherichia coli to use carbon dioxide as a building block for its cells.” This is an incredible breakthrough! “The work could lead to engineered microbes that suck CO2 out of the air and turn it into medicines […]

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Injectable electrodes: injectrodes

“Although conditions such as epilepsy can be treated via nerve-stimulating electrodes, those electrodes are stiff, costly and require surgery to implant. Scientists have now created an alternative, however, in the form of soft, injectable electrodes.” | learn more