Nanoplasters get cells into sticky situation

Written by Kirsty Muirhead

Nanoparticles that glue cells together could aid wound healing or stop tumour metastasis

tumour cells concept

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An international team of researchers has found that sticky nanoparticles can aggregate cells lacking the naturally occurring proteins that normally hold them together. These polystyrene nanostickers could help wound healing or stop tumour cells from spreading through the body.

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Benjamin Brunel, Grégory Beaune, Usharani Nagarajan, Sylvie Dufour, Françoise Brochard-Wyart and Françoise M. Winnik
Soft Matter, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01450J, Communication
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