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Controlling Protein Function With Nanotechnology
February 22, 2012
A new study is providing important details on how proteins in our bodies interact with nanomaterials. In their new study, published in the Feb. 2 online edition of the journal Nano Letters, researchers developed a new tool to determine the orientation of proteins on different nanostructures. The discovery is a key step in the effort to control the orientation, structure and function of proteins in the body using nanomaterials.
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