Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just take a pill and wouldn’t have to do anything else to control and alleviate disease? Technology drives so many solutions to problems but the human body is a difficult place to master, even for technology-enhanced medicine. Many drugs that we take have to enter our bloodstream, then bypass our immune system and finally arrive at a precise location within a targeted cell.
It takes the brightest minds in science, medicine and research to tackle this process and to come up with novel way to develop the drugs of tomorrow. Meet Katie Whitehead. One of Popular Science’s 2015 Brilliant Ten.