Researchers at MIT and Brigham Women’s Hospital have developed a new type of nanoparticle that can be orally ingested and absorbed via the digestive tract, thus making the drugs more useful as they do not have to be delivered through injections.
Dr. Roberto Cingolani, Scientific Director at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa, Italy and his team have developed a new nanotech process. What they have discovered is a way to make paper waterproof, magnetic, and antibacterial. Despite these additional qualities, the paper still retains its flexibility and weight that we have become accustomed too. You are still able to write on it, erase on it, or turn it into an orginial work of origami art.