Prof. Darrell Irvine works with nanoparticles on immune-system cells

Prof. Darrell Irvine and a team of MIT engineers have devised a way to deliver the tumor-fighting drugs by smuggling them on the backs of the cells sent in to fight the tumor. Learn more from the MIT News Office.

The story is also covered in HHMI News (Prof. Irvine is a Fellow of Howard Hughes Medical Institute) and in EurekAlert.

MIT engineers have developed a way to attach drug-carrying pouches (yellow) to the surfaces of cells. Image: Darrell Irvine and Matthias Stephan