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February 14th, 2007

Artificial cells may revolutionize therapy

Abstract:
Carnegie Mellon University's Philip LeDuc, an assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, posits the efficacy of using man-made cells to treat diseases without injecting drugs.

"Our proposal is to use naturally available molecules to create pseudo-cell factories where we create a super artificial cell capable of targeting and treating whatever is ailing the body," said LeDuc. "The human cell is like a bustling metropolis, and we aim to tap the energy and diversity of the processes in a human cell to help the body essentially heal itself."

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