Self-assembling synthetic molecular cage could help create vaccines to battle viruses and diseases

11/19/2014 - 00:00

  By Stuart Wolpert -<br><br>biochemists have created the largest-ever protein that self-assembles into a molecular “cage.” The research could lead to synthetic vaccines that protect people from the flu, HIV and other diseases.<br><br>At a size hundreds of times smaller than a human cell, it also could lead to new methods of delivering pharmaceuticals inside of cells, or to the creation of new nanoscale materials.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON UCLA NEWSROOM</a>