Issue Date: December 5, 2011
Lipid Fusion Modifies Cell Surfaces
Chemists have devised a way to engineer cell surfaces by lipid fusion, a simple technique that involves mixing cells with tailored liposomes. In recent years, scientists have developed genetic and antibiotic engineering techniques to modify cell surfaces with bioorthogonal groups that don’t interfere with natural biomolecules. These groups can be used to better understand cell behavior, target reagents to specific cells, and assemble cells into tissues. Muhammad N. Yousaf of York . . .
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