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MIT Creates Tiny Backpacks For Cells


November 6, 2008

B lymphocyte with backpack MIT engineers have outfitted cells with tiny "backpacks" that could allow them to deliver chemotherapy agents, diagnose tumors or become building blocks for tissue engineering. Full Story

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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