Researchers discover new way to deliver DNA-based therapies for diseases

The above image shows cells illuminated by quinine (fluorescent blue) and green fluorescent protein. This allows the University of Minnesota researchers to—for the first time—observe how polymers interact with human cells when delivering medicines. The discovery could be used in advancing DNA and RNA-based treatments such as gene therapy and vaccines. Credit: Reineke Group and […]

Big data powers design of ‘smart’ cell therapies for cancer

Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. In two new papers, scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack this problem with “smart” cell therapies–living medicines that remain inert unless triggered by combinations of proteins that only ever […]