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Artificial 'inclusion bodies' created for controlled drug release

A new study describes the development of a new biomaterial with sustained drug release. The results describe the creation of artificial inclusion bodies for uses in precision biotechnology and nanomedicine. The structures contain functional proteins released similarly to how human hormones are released by the endocrine system.

Dec 19th, 2019

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Single-molecule detection of cancer markers brings liquid biopsy closer to clinic

A fast, inexpensive yet sensitive technique to detect cancer markers is bringing researchers closer to a 'liquid biopsy' -- a test using a small sample of blood or serum to detect cancer, rather than the invasive tissue sampling routinely used for diagnosis. The method captures and counts cancer-associated microRNAs, or tiny bits of messenger molecules that are exuded from cells and can be detected in blood or serum, with single-molecule resolution.

Dec 19th, 2019

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Organic packaging to protect enzymes

Encapsulins - a kind of hollow protein balls - have the potential to protect enzymes and other proteins that are used as medicines until they reach their destination.

Dec 9th, 2019

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