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2012-09-24 22:22:57

Kansas State University researchers have discovered a molecule that may be capable of delivering drugs inside the body to treat diseases. For the first time, researchers have designed and created a membrane-bounded vesicle formed entirely of peptides -- molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. The membrane could serve as a new drug delivery system to safely treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. A study led by John Tomich, professor of biochemistry at...

2011-03-23 14:57:15

A recently patented adhesive made by Kansas State University researchers could become a staple in every astronaut's toolbox. The patent, "pH dependent adhesive peptides," was issued to the Kansas State University Research Foundation, a nonprofit corporation responsible for managing technology transfer activities of K-State. The patent covers an adhesive made from peptides -- a compound containing two or more amino acids that link together -- that increases in strength as moisture is removed....

2005-09-02 16:09:48

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- John Tomich, a Kansas State University professor of biochemistry, spends much of his day thinking about how to design a better drug to treat cystic fibrosis. A chronic and progressive disease, cystic fibrosis is usually diagnosed in childhood. It causes mucus to become thick, dry and sticky. The mucus builds up and clogs passages in the lungs, pancreas and other organs in the body. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. Management of the disease varies from person to...