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Using DNA to assemble a protein lattice

(—Living systems have ready-made catalysts, known as enzymes, for many types of reactions. What if these enzymes could be snapped together like Lego pieces to make a lattice structure? An ideal procedure for accomplishing ...

dateApr 02, 2015 in Materials Science report
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New nanodevice defeats drug resistance

Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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New nanogel for drug delivery

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions aren't always practical ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle

A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved by a team of researchers ...

dateOct 09, 2014 in Nanophysics
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