Nanosponges!

Updated: Aug 13, 2019

Toxins in the blood stream often attack cells because they recognize a certain kind membrane. They attach to blood cells, for example and then the toxin acts on that cell in a deleterious way. Researchers are always looking for ways to stop the toxins and now a novel method is being tested. Scientists at the University of San Diego created sponge-like molecules that they coated with cell membrane material. These bodies look like cells and the membrane feels like a blood cell, but the insides are just sponges. The toxins are fooled and attach to the nano sponges instead of the real cell! See the pictures and read more at: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nanosponges-toxins-blood-cell-membrane-drug-delivery




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