Cells Have An Appetite For Micro-doughnuts

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 11:21 in Biology & Nature

Just like humans, liver cells can't resist eating just one or two small doughnuts, say chemists in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Communications. Exploiting liver cells' appetite for polystyrene ring "doughnuts", just a few microns across, might give scientists a new way to deliver drugs selectively, potentially eliminating nasty side effects of life-saving treatments such as chemotherapy.

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