Ingestible drug-delivery materials may help patients comply with treatment regimens

Hydrogel-based capsules could expand and reside in the GI tract for days, slowly releasing medication. Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed, costing the U.S. health care system more than $100 billion in avoidable hospital stays each year. This noncompliance is even more significant…

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IMES researchers on Boston as the epicenter of biomedical research

In a Bloomberg video featured as part of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular series, IMES faculty members Sangeeta Bhatia, Emery Brown, and Bob Langer discuss why Boston is the epicenter of biomedicine and how Boston’s collaborative environment provides crucial connections to local hospitals, universities, and industry. *Video content starts at 30…

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Faculty Profile: Roger Mark

Data for all To positively impact global health, build an accessible multinational community around data. That’s what Dr. Roger Mark, Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and his colleagues at the Laboratory for Computational Physiology (LCP) believe. For five decades, Mark has…

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