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Swimming 'Microbots' Could Speed Meds to Lung Tumors, Early Study Suggests

U.S. News & World Report | June 14, 2024

Scientists have developed microscopic robots capable of swimming through the lungs to deliver chemotherapy directly to lung cancer cells. In early testing, these microbots extended the average survival time of lab mice with melanoma that had spread to the lungs, according to a report published June 12 in the journal Science Advances. Full Story


Biohybrid microrobots locally and actively deliver drug-loaded nanoparticles to inhibit the progression of lung metastasis.

Yahoo! News | June 14, 2024

Scientists have developed microscopic robots capable of swimming through the lungs to deliver chemotherapy directly to lung cancer cells. In early testing, these microbots extended the average survival time of lab mice with melanoma that had spread to the lungs, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. Full Story


Green algae-made microrobots help increase lung cancer survival rate by 40%

Interesting Engineering | June 13, 2024

Nanoengineers from the University of California San Diego developed microrobots that can distribute cancer medication directly into the lungs. Inhibiting cancer's ability to spread, also known as metastasis, is crucial in our enduring pursuit to beat it. And lungs are an organ particularly susceptible destination for cancer cells. Nanoengineers are actively developing a better treatment strategy: microrobots. Better than a pill. Full Story


Green algae-made microrobots help increase lung cancer survival rate by 40%

MSN | June 13, 2024

Nanoengineers from the University of California San Diego developed microrobots that can distribute cancer medication directly into the lungs. Inhibiting cancer's ability to spread, also known as metastasis, is crucial in our enduring pursuit to beat it. And lungs are an organ particularly susceptible destination for cancer cells. Full Story


Microrobots made of algae carry chemo directly to lung tumors, improving cancer treatment

The Conversation | June 12, 2024

Tumors that travel to the lungs, or lung metastases, pose a formidable challenge in the realm of cancer treatment. Conventional chemotherapy often falls short because it's inefficient. It doesn't directly target the lungs and accumulate in a high enough concentration to kill tumors. My colleagues and I from the Wang lab and Zhang Research Group at the University of California, San Diego have spent the past five years developing biohybrid microrobots, tiny objects made of both natural and synthetic materials, that can be used in medicine. Full Story