Biochemists in the University of California discovered how to build molecular cages 100x smaller than a single cell. This would open new ways to give drugs to sick people. UCLA graduate Yen-Ting La, used computer models to find two proteins that he would be able to use to build these molecular cages. They specifically designed these cages to intermesh, and to contain a hollow lattice, so that drugs can be delivered through it. He thinks that, in theory, he could attach recognition objects to it that recognize cancer and put a toxin or something inside. This way it could be a magic bullet that would just attack the the tumor.
I think that this is a really good development in medicine.When you use this, it can take away from the radiation treatment or the surgery that could hurt the body. I think that this will be great for people after they put it through testing and show that it doesn’t have extremely harmful side effects.
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