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Scientist Profile: Biomedical Engineer

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Meet Tejal Desai, a biomedical engineer. Desai designs tiny, nano-sized capsules to transport medicine in the body to the exact spot it is needed. This technology is called "targeted drug-delivery," and it could make taking medicine a lot less painful. Thanks to Desai, in the future kids with diabetes may not need insulin shots--they could just swallow capsules!

In this video from DragonFly TV, Desai describes in detail how nanoporous capsules work to deliver medicine into the body, in addition to what she loves most about her job. Students will also learn more about the field of bioengineering and the devices and technology other researchers are developing to treat the human body. WATCH: http://to.pbs.org/1BiHlOS

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