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Researchers create biomaterial that delivers both a powerful drug and gene silencers

20:00 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Clinicians today have a huge arsenal of drugs at their disposal for treating cancers. But many chemotherapeutic agents pose stubborn challenges: they cause serious side effects, some cancers develop resistance, and many chemotherapies demonstrate low bio-availability. A potential solution lies in the synergistic combination of a chemotherapeutic drug with engineered genetic material. New hybrid materials developed at NYU Tandon combine a lipid 'container' for transfection and a protein capsule to deliver a chemical one-two punch.

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