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February 17th, 2006

'Nano-keys' bind cell receptors and trigger allergic reactions

Abstract:
Cornell University researchers have fabricated a set of "nano-keys" on the same scale as molecules to interact with receptors on cell membranes and trigger larger-scale responses within cells, such as the release of histamines in an allergic response.

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