Materials scientists build a synthetic system with compartments like real cells

Polymer chemists and materials scientists have achieved some notable advances that mimic Nature, but one of the most common and practical features of cells has so far been out of reach—intracellular compartmentalization. It refers to the way many different organelles, vesicles and other "water-in-water" soft structures in the cell, contain and isolate chemical reactions and processes. It also lets reaction products be selectively shared with end users inside the cell.

Scientists build a synthetic system to improve wound treatment, drug delivery for soldiers

For the first time, scientists built a synthetic biologic system with compartments like real cells. This Army project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst could lead to materials that ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Eurekalert

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