Luc Jaeger, associate professor of chemistry
and biochemistry at UCSB, and his research team are putting
together complex three-dimensional RNA molecules -- nanosize
polyhedrons that could be used to fight disease. The molecules self
assemble into the new shapes. The work is funded by the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), and there is a patent pending jointly
between NIH and UCSB on the new designs.
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