An article about future medicine – including IBEC’s research into organ-on-a-chip, nanoparticles for drug delivery and light controlled drugs – appeared in the February edition of Theknos, the magazine of the Col·legi d’Enginyers Graduats i Enginyers Tècnics Industrials de Barcelona.
Yesterday’s press release about Arnau Hervera and José Antonio del Río’s work, together with Imperial College, that was published in Nature Cell Biology and described their discovery that oxidizing species regulate the regeneration of damaged neurons after spinal cord injuries, was covered in ABC and El Progreso today.
Nanomalaria joint unit group leader Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets is the author of a serialised post on Health ISGlobal, the blog of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health.
In the Què Qui Com program that aired yesterday on Canal 33, Samuel Sánchez, ICREA research professor at IBEC, explained the work being done in his group to develop nanorobots that can release drugs in a controlled manner.
During the interview, Samuel explained why it is important to design effective methods to ensure the drug affects a specific target, and what challenges they face in designing nanorobots with this function.