DNA Computer That May Boost Controlled Drug Delivery

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“The presence of a particular DNA molecule sets in motion a series of reactions whereby we can get the DNA computer to run various programs,” explained Wouter Engelen, doctoral student at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

“Our results show that we can use the DNA computer to control the activity of enzymes, but we think it should also be possible to control the activity of a therapeutic antibody,” Engelen added.

In addition, the system can measure the quantity of therapeutic antibodies in the blood and decide whether it is necessary to administer any extra medication used in treating chronic diseases like rheumatism or Crohn’s disease.

Source: dailyhunt

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