(Via eurekalert.com) Research conducted a team of biochemists at UCLA in California has recently been published online in the journal Nature Chemistry. The research details the creation of a large protein that self-assembles into a molecular “cage.” This “cage” is several hundred times smaller than a human cell and could lead to new methods of delivering pharmaceuticals inside of cells, or to the creation of new nanoscale materials or even to the creation of new synthetic vaccines for challenging diseases.

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The abstract to the journal article can be read here.

 

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