22 December 2010—This situation occurs far too often: A person arrives at his doctor’s office complaining of some unknown ailment, only to find out that cancer has invaded his body and that it is too late for any of the standard treatments to work. But a group of scientists dream that cancer and other maladies could be diagnosed and treated without the person ever knowing anything had been amiss. The scientists, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, the University of Liege, in Belgium, and the University of California, Los Angeles, say they have built a molecular machine out of DNA that could act as a logic device for chemical sensing and medicine delivery. Unlike earlier DNA machines, the new device has a degree of memory, making it potentially programmable.
23. Dezember 2010
DNA Robot Could Deliver Cancer Drugs
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