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Targeting Therapeutics to Harmful Genes Using Nanoparticles – Technology Networks

Chemical engineering researchers have created several different types of nanoparticles and analyzed them for the ability to deliver and protect siRNA-based therapeutics…

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Viruses attack the body by sending their genetic code — DNA and RNA — into cells and multiplying. A promising class of therapeutics that uses synthetic nucleic acids to target and shut down specific, harmful genes and prevent viruses from spreading is gaining steam.
However, only a handful of siRNA, or other RNA interference-based therapeutics have been approved. One of the main problems is getting the siRNA into the body and guiding it to the target.
Chemical engineering researchers in the Cockrell…

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