July 19th, 2012, 06:23 PM #1
Nanoparticle eradicates hepatitis C
This is amazing! Nanoparticle Completely Eradicates Hepatitis C Virus - IEEE Spectrum
Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) have developed a nanoparticle that has shown 100 percent effectiveness in eradicating the hepatitis C virus in laboratory testing.
The nanoparticle, dubbed a nanozyme, consists of a backbone made from gold nanoparticles and a surface with two biological components. One biological component is an enzyme that attacks and destroys the mRNA, which provides the recipe for duplicating the protein that causes the disease. The other biological part is the navigator, if you will. It is a DNA oligonucleotide that identifies the disease-related protein and sends the enzyme on course to destroy it.
The abstract Nanoparticle-based artificial RNA silencing machinery for antiviral therapy"Sometimes life is just what we make it."
July 21st, 2012, 01:21 PM #2Zhongliang Wanga,1,
Soon Hye Yanga,
Chen Liub,2, and
Y. Charles Caoa,2
Fortunately, we are able to attract talent from overseas. But more and more foreign born Asians are returning to home countries doing research there.Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
July 21st, 2012, 01:24 PM #3
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There are plenty of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese researchers working in biotech and biopharma labs across the state of California. Many of them are educated here, but quite a few of them are educated at some of the best universities across Asia. Don't worry, they aren't all fleeing back to their home countries.
Besides that, if you want to do top notch research and be financially rewarded for it, the US biotech industry is where you want to be.
July 21st, 2012, 02:12 PM #4
I hope we can keep it that way... and not let it get purloined to China.Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
July 21st, 2012, 03:40 PM #5
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And now back to your regularly scheduled bigoted thread derailment, already in process...Good job, friend-of-friends!
July 21st, 2012, 05:13 PM #6
July 22nd, 2012, 03:38 PM #7
This is crazy amazing only in the future science happening today- of course it should turn it into some kind of self deprecating racially charged disagreement."Sometimes life is just what we make it."
July 22nd, 2012, 03:40 PM #8
BTW, if you've ever had, or know someone that's had hepatitis C, you know that the current treatment is often worse than the disease and a pot shot at best."Sometimes life is just what we make it."
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