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Protein and RNA Used to Create Vesicles for Potential Drug Delivery

Using protein and RNA, scientists say they have created hollow, spherical sacks, i.e., vesicles, which hold potential as biological storage compartments. They could serve as an alternative to traditional vesicles that are made from water-insoluble lipids, the researchers say.

“Our discovery has widespread implications, from understanding basic cell biology to enabling possible biotechnological applications, such as targeted drug delivery or pesticide release,” says Priya Banerjee, PhD, assistant professor of physics in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

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