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Continuous fabrication of polymeric vesicles and nanotubes with fluidic channels

Wilson and coworkers reported a fluidic channel based strategy for fabricating different shaped polymeric vesicles. The formation of polymeric vesicles is based on the self-assembly of amphiphilic block polymer, which constitutes of a hydrophobic segment and a

Simplifying the difficult task of vesicle purification

Throughout their life-cycle, bacterial and mammalian cells have been shown to shed portions of their outermost lipid membranes that often contain carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids on their surfaces as well as within their lumen. Referred to

Leukemia cells rely on vesicles from neighboring stromal cells to resist common cancer treatments

Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells that occurs in both children and adults.  Strides have been made in curing most types of leukemia.  However, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) continues to resist the same treatment strategies. 

Heated red blood cells shed vesicles to indicate distress

When a human or animal are exposed to elevated temperature, the body temperature rises. A small increase in the body temperature may result in health problems that include a headache, dizziness, or fainting. Red blood cells are