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Scientists describe mechanism gold nanoparticles use to easily penetrate cells


July 21, 2014

gold nanoparticles coated with special molecules A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. A new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology materials scientists reveals that these nanoparticles enter cells by taking advantage of a route normally used in vesicle-vesicle fusion, a crucial process that allows signal transmission between neurons. Full Story

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