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Nanosponges “Soak Up” Toxins
Che-Ming Hu, a bioengineer at the University of California, San Diego and fellow researchers have fabricated tiny sponges out of red blood cells and a spherical core of a lactic acid byproduct. Sponges injected into the bloodstream of mice were successful in neutralizing MRSA toxins.
Cross section of nanosponge that may be able to protect against infections and venoms Image: Zhang Research Lab