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A New Spin on Drug Delivery
July 12, 2010
Chang Lu and his chemical engineering research group at Virginia Tech have discovered how to "greatly enhance" the delivery of DNA payloads into cells. The description of their work will be featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip, the premier journal for researchers in microfluidics. The work also appears in the July 8 issue of Nature magazine.
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