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Dendrimers produce artificial antibodies

from the molds-from-molecules dept.
RobertBradbury writes "Science Daily provides a nice summary of work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in which a team of chemists have developed a process using dendrimers to produce artificial antibodies."

"Now if we can just get a design for a molecular sorting rotor to attach them to we would have one of the key components that one needs to build nanorobots like respirocytes."

2 Responses to “Dendrimers produce artificial antibodies”

  1. RobertBradbury Says:

    Academic paper link

    The actual peer reviewed paper on this topic is Zimmerman, S. C. et al, "Synthetic hosts by monomolecular imprinting inside dendrimers", Nature 418:399-403 (2002)

  2. Says:

    Friday I nerded it up with Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online, and when I was done SEVERELY geeking it up, I followed it by some comic reading and light masturbation. All in all, a productive day. Saturday I spent with Shona as she tried and failed to match my levels of nerdery by coming comic shopping with me, then I attempted to valiantly resist a pants shattering erection as I stood around in the underwear section as she picked stuff out. I only pocketed 6 to 7 pairs ok? Nothing…

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