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October 7th, 2009

Nanotechnology opens new medical doors

Abstract:
Biomedical engineering researchers from the University of Cincinnati recently developed an artificial pore capable of transmitting nanoscale materials through a membrane.

This new information might lead to a method for discerning what individual bases make up traversing DNA strands. Translating the DNA will aid scientists to examine the cause of inherited diseases, such as breast cancer.

Professor Peixuan Guo, PhD, of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the NIH Nanomedicine Development Center is a co-author of the research paper, "Translocation of double-stranded DNA through membrane-adapted phi29 motor protein nanopores." The periodical Nature Nanotechnology published the piece.

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