Bionic algae barrel through blood to deliver drugs

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Nature October 5, 2018 at 03:29PM.)

Swimming algae have been enlisted to carry drugs to individual cells, raising the prospect that such ‘microswimmers’ could deliver targeted therapies.

Miniscule devices propelled by living organisms can ‘swim’ through the body to deliver cargo such as doses of drugs. A variety of organisms have been joined with artificial structures to treat some tumours, but the most commonly used organisms — bacteria — can be toxic and multiply rapidly, limiting their use.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Nature] October 5, 2018 at 03:29PM. Credit to the original author and Nature | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

 

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