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To bind or not to bind

Finding a way to control how particles bind to cells could open up opportunities for biomedical research. The discovery of a method for directing the orientation of particle–cell interactions is therefore a cause for excitement.

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Figure 1: Surface properties control interactions of polymer tubes with cells.

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O'Connor, A., Caruso, F. To bind or not to bind. Nature 502, 313–314 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/502313a

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