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January 6th, 2005

Nonviral gene delivery found

Abstract:
A gene-therapy method that doesn't rely on potentially toxic viruses as vectors may be growing closer as the result of in vitro research results reported by UB scientists in the current online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The paper, which describes the successful uptake of a fluorescent gene by cells using novel nanoparticles developed as DNA carriers at UB, demonstrates that the nanoparticles ultimately may prove an efficient and desirable alternative vector to viruses.

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University at Buffalo

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