Scientist Profile: Biomedical Engineer

Clip | 2m 26s

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

Aired: 10/29/14

Rating: TV-Y

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