For those of you with a medicine cabinet overflowing with pharmaceuticals, the future has brought you a pill organizer in the form of a microchip that can be controlled by your doctor (or evil scientist) remotely.
Last week, a group of MIT researchers working with MicroCHIPS Inc. announced that they have successfully tested such a microchip. The study used programmable microchip implants to administer an osteoporosis drug called teriparatide to seven women aged 65 to 70. The results, published in the Feb. 16 online edition of Science Translational Medicine, showed that the microchip device delivered dosages comparable to injections, with no adverse side effects. Continue reading