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Chemists design ‘smart’ nanoparticles to improve drug delivery, DNA self-assembly

A team of chemists in SU’s College of Arts and Scientists has used a temperature-sensitive polymer to regulate DNA interactions in both a DNA-mediated assembly system and a DNA-encoded drug-delivery system. Their findings, led by associate professor Mathew M. Maye and graduate students Kristen Hamner and Colleen Alexander, may improve how nanomaterials self-assemble into functional devices and how anticancer drugs, including doxorubicin, are delivered into the body.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/su-…

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