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Bandages Silence Genes

Posted May 23, 2013 11:46 AM

From Chemical & Engineering News: Nano SCENE:

Medical researchers think specially tailored RNA sequences could turn off genes in patients' cells to encourage wound healing or to kill tumor cells. Now researchers have developed a nanocoating for bandages that could deliver these fragile gene-silencing RNAs right where they're needed (ACS Nano 2013, DOI: 10.1021/nn401011n). The team hopes to produce a bandage that shuts down genes standing in the way of healing in chronic wounds.

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