Nanoparticles that trap viruses

Biology and nanotechnology are moving ever closer together. I recently wrote about the use of nanoparticles to aid delivery of stem cells in cardiac therapy. Now, Swiss researchers have developed nanoparticles that can detect, and one day could combat, viruses.

Nanoparticles formed using human viruses, to fight human viruses,  Ars Technica, 1 April 2013.

Image credit: Emil Alexov

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