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Synthetic Capsules Made of Natural Building Blocks

( -- The basis of all life forms are vesicles: membrane-enclosed, liquid-filled “bubbles” made of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates. Cells, which are separated from the surrounding medium by their cell membrane, ...

dateMar 23, 2009 in Polymers
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Ingested nanoparticle toxicity

Ingestion of commonly encountered nanoparticles at typical environmental levels is unlikely to cause overt toxicity, according to US researchers. Nevertheless there is insufficient evidence to determine whether chronic exposures ...

dateJun 26, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Controlled and targeted release of drugs

(—Researchers have discovered a method that allows for the controlled release of an active agent on the basis of a magnetic nanovehicle. The research, conducted by EPFL, the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the University ...

dateJan 28, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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