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Synthetic nanoparticles can be used to target drug delivery within the body, increasing treatment efficacy while minimizing adverse effects. But these nanoparticles may have toxic side effects of their own, carry high costs to produce on a large scale and generate biohazardous waste. So Huang-Ge Zhang and colleagues (University of Louisville, KY) looked to nature for inspiration.
Lab Anim. (NY) 42, 234 (2013).
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