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Molecule Discovered at K-State Could Deliver Drugs to Treat Cancer & Other Diseases

Monday September 24, 2012

Kansas State University researchers have discovered a molecule that may be capable of delivering drugs inside the body to treat diseases.

For the first time, researchers have designed and created a membrane-bounded vesicle formed entirely of peptides — molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. The membrane could serve as a new drug delivery system to safely treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Read the full K-State news release.