Plant-made virus shells could deliver drugs directly to cancer cells

Posted by on February 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Categories: health

Viruses are extremely efficient at targeting and delivering cargo to cells. Researchers report they have harnessed this well-honed ability — minus the part that makes us sick — to develop virus-like nanoparticles to deliver drugs straight to affected cells. In lab tests, they show that one such particle can be produced in plants and it ferries small molecules to cancer cells.

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