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Molecular Robots Can Help Researchers Build More Targeted Therapeutics


July 28, 2013

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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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