Submitted by Kathy Cooper
Building on the field of DNA origami, Shawn Douglas has developed a method to design and fabricate nanometer scale robots. The robots are fabricated out of DNA and have the ability to delivery cancer drugs to a specific cancer cells.
Nanorobots that deliver cancer drugs specifically to tumors, allowing patients to be treated by several drugs at once.
My UCSF lab works at the interface of biology, nanotechnology, physics, and computer science. We use the building blocks of life (i.e. DNA and proteins) to create novel devices to perform useful tasks on the nanometer scale. We hope our devices could one day serve as a new class of targeted therapeutics for complex diseases such as cancer. Visit bionano.ucsf.edu for more information.
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