Light flips genetic switch in bacteria inside transparent worms

IMAGE: Light-responsive bacteria fed to worms are visible in images of the worms’ gastrointestinal tracts. Engineers programmed the bacteria to produce a red fluorescent protein called mCherry so they would be… view more  Credit: Image courtesy of Jeff Tabor/Rice University HOUSTON – (Dec. 22, 2020) – Baylor College of Medicine researcher Meng Wang had already shown […]

All-terrain microrobot flips through a live colon — ScienceDaily

A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, Purdue University engineers have demonstrated in live animal models. Why the back flips? Because the goal is to use these robots to transport drugs in humans, whose colons and other organs have rough terrain. Side flips […]