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Researchers use nanoscale "patches" to sensitize targeted cell receptors
November 25, 2013
Researchers have developed nanoscale "patches" that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors, making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity. The finding holds promise for promoting healing and facilitating tissue engineering research.
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