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Molecular Robots Can Help Researchers Build More Targeted Therapeutics

July 28, 2013

flow cytometry lab Many drugs such as agents for cancer or autoimmune diseases have nasty side effects because while they kill disease-causing cells, they also affect healthy ones. Now, a new study has demonstrated a technique for developing more targeted drugs using molecular "robots" to hone in on more specific populations of cells. Full Story

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