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Researchers develop a harmless artificial virus for gene therapy

Researchers managed to create artificial viruses, protein complexes with the ability of self-assembling and forming nanoparticles which are capable of surrounding DNA fragments, penetrating the cells and reaching the nucleus in a very efficient manner, where they then release the therapeutic DNA fragments. The achievement represents an alternative with no biological risk to the use of viruses in gene therapy.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2015

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Scientists program the lifetime of self-assembled nanostructures

Researchers developed an aqueous system that uses a single starting point to induce self-assembly formation, whose stability is pre-programmed with a lifetime before disassembly occurs without any additional external signal - hence presenting an artificial self-regulation mechanism in closed conditions.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2015

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