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Shape Matters In DNA Nanoparticle Therapy
2012-10-12 10:49:44

Particles could become a safer, more effective delivery vehicle for gene therapy Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities have discovered how to control the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through the body and have shown that the shapes of these carriers may make a big difference in how well they work in treating cancer and other diseases. This study, to be published in the Oct. 12 online edition of the journal Advanced Materials, is also noteworthy because this...

2011-12-15 17:37:31

Clinical gene therapy may be one step closer, thanks to a new twist on an old class of molecules. A group of University of Illinois researchers, led by professors Jianjun Cheng and Fei Wang, have demonstrated that short spiral-shaped proteins can efficiently deliver DNA segments to cells. The team published its work in the journal Angewandte Chemie. "The main idea is these are new materials that could potentially be used for clinical gene therapy," said Cheng, a professor of materials...

2011-07-12 09:00:00

MADISON, Wis., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirus Bio has initiated the Mirus Research Award Program to recognize the excellent research being conducted in the face of continued national grant funding reductions and decreased R&D budgets. Eligible labs and institutions will be selected based on the quality of the submission, research area, and the proposed novel use of Mirus products for scientific advancement. Award levels are for $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000 of eligible Mirus Bio...

2011-02-23 13:21:57

Researchers have developed a simple method of making short protein chains with spiral structures that can also dissolve in water, two desirable traits not often found together. Such structures could have applications as building blocks for self-assembling nanostructures and as agents for drug and gene delivery. Led by Jianjun Cheng, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois, the research team will publish its findings in the Feb. 22 edition of the journal...


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