Tag Archives: Cells

Experimental diabetes device works by killing gut cells with hot water

By Clare Wilson Illustration of the device used in the Revita procedureFractyl A bizarre diabetes treatment seems to destroy cells lining the gut to change people’s hormonal response to food. The technique involves putting a tube down someone’s throat and into the first part of their small intestine, called the duodenum, while they are sedated. Known as… Read More »

Chemo-Loaded Nanoparticles Piggyback on Red Blood Cells to Treat Lung Cancer

Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a technique to deliver chemotherapy to the lungs using red blood cells. The method involves binding chemotherapy-loaded nanoparticles to red blood cells, which are then injected into the bloodstream. Once the red blood cells reach the lungs they have to squeeze through the small capillaries and the resulting… Read More »