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New Scientist: Tiny machines made of DNA origami may make antibiotics work better

last modified Dec 16, 2019 10:47 AM
New Scientist: Tiny machines made of DNA origami may make antibiotics work better

E. coli bacteria (in red) coated with DNA origami nanostructures (in green)

Ioanna Mela's and the team's recent research on DNA origami has been featured in New Scientist.  Origami isn’t usually thought of as a weapon – but it can be deadly when it is made of DNA. Tiny devices made from intricately folded DNA strands can boost the potency of antibacterial chemicals by bringing individual molecules into direct contact with microbes.

Read more in New Scientist or view the research paper.