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Microrobots of metal and plastic

Microrobots of metal and plastic

Researchers have developed a technique for manufacturing micrometre-​long machines by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.

Sound waves power advances in smart materials

Sound waves power advances in smart materials

Researchers at have revealed how high-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Scientists have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray.

Interactive VR tool for drug design against COVID-19

Interactive VR tool for drug design against COVID-19

Scientists have demonstrated a VR technique which should help in developing drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus – and enable researchers to share models and collaborate in new ways.

Machine learning predicts anti-cancer drug efficacy

Machine learning predicts anti-cancer drug efficacy

With the advent of pharmacogenomics, machine learning research is well underway to predict patients' drug response that varies by individual from the algorithms derived from previously collected data on drug responses.

Microrobot flips through a live colon

Microrobot flips through a live colon

Scientists at Purdue University have developed tiny robots that can walk through the colon to deliver drugs precisely where needed.

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