The New Medicine – Fiberoptic Microneedles

My latest piece for IEEE Spectrum is finally LIVE! (And airing on WNYC this weekend – woot!)

It’s about a group of researchers at Virginia Tech who’ve created a fiberoptic microneedle device inspired by a mosquito. It’s designed for use in state-of-the-art cancer treatments. I left VaTech pretty much convinced these guys are going to save the world.

There’s a fancy landing page for “The New Medicine” HERE.

You can hear the complete show on PRX. I’m at minute 47:55. Or you can listen to the stand-alone segment below.

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