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Catalytic protocells get zingy

January 9, 2020

Artificial cells capable of oxygen gas production and chemical signaling have been prepared using a combination of synthetic…
Tunable chemotaxis of enzyme-coated protocells could lead to precision drug deliver. Illustration of protocells, called liposomes, that have enzymes (green) attached to their external surface moving through a microfluidic device. Depending on the enzyme, protocells can be made to move toward or away from gradients of chemical signals (grey dots). Image credit: Ambika Somasundar, Penn State
Directional control of self-propelled protocells: The future of drug delivery?

December 2, 2019

Synthetic protocells can be made to move toward and away from chemical signals, an important step for the…
Protocells use DNA logic to communicate and compute

March 7, 2019

Researchers at the University of Bristol, Eindhoven University of Technology and Microsoft Research have successfully assembled communities of…
Enzyme-powered protocells rise to the top

August 24, 2018

Microorganisms have evolved a high degree of control over their locomotion using motility mechanisms that in their simplest…
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