A group of Israeli researchers may have found a way to study the structure of Coronavirus using the new technology of artificial cells. The system is a product of the Weizmann Institute of Science and can assist scientists all over the world who are currently trying to find out a cure for the Coronavirus. In order to find a cure for specific virus scientists needs to properly decode the structure of the same.
Viruses are highly pathogenic organisms that are very dangerous to work with. This Tuesday a new research team worked on this technology at the Weizmann Institute of Science which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Nanotechnology. Artificial cells will help decode the mysterious structure of the virus particles.
Artificial Cell may help kill Coronavirus by studying it
The research was performed by Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv and staff scientist Dr. Shirley Shulman Daube with the help of some other research students. Researchers produced artificial cells that are actually made of micrometer-sized micrometer batches and function arrays integrated within a silicon chip.
The research included the scientists to affix DNA strands and pack them densely. The edges of these artificial cells contain millions of receptors that can capture the proteins and produce everything within the cell. The entire assembly process of the artificial cell can be controlled manually by these scientists. This gives them full freedom to test the product inside the human body where they can control the release of certain proteins that affect the DNA structure of the cell.
All of these are miniaturized artificial cells that can be placed into a single chip. The most important part here is the absence of using actual pathogens to do the same. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
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