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EphA4 -- the molecular transformer

( -- EphA4 is a protein which is attached to the surfaces of many types of human cells and plays a role in a wide range of biological processes. EphA4 functions by binding to ephrin ligands, cell surface proteins ...

dateOct 23, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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Increasing glycopolymer-based drug delivery success

Glycopolymer technology is opening up a myriad of new opportunities for disease therapy. European research is investigating novel production strategies for polymers to bring about more efficient targeted drug delivery.

dateOct 19, 2012 in Polymers
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Nanomagnets purify blood

Swiss scientists have succeeded in clearing a toxin from blood in just a few minutes, using specially produced nanomagnets. The procedure appears promising. If the method can be put into practice, it could one day help people ...

dateAug 25, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Chemists reveal the force within you

A new method for visualizing mechanical forces on the surface of a cell, reported in Nature Methods, provides the first detailed view of those forces, as they occur in real-time.

dateNov 09, 2011 in Biochemistry
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