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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.

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.

Apr 8th, 2015

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