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Nanoparticle Disguised as a Blood Cell Fights Bacterial Infection

from MIT Technology Review

A nanoparticle wrapped in a red blood cell membrane can remove toxins from the body and could be used to fight bacterial infections, according to research. The "nanosponges" work by targeting so-called pore-forming toxins, which kill cells by poking holes in them. If the drug can achieve regulatory approval the major application would be the treatment of bacterial infections, especially those involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria. more


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