Aiming to address the delivery issues facing RNAi-based therapeutics development, a research team from Kobe University has developed a cancer cell-specific siRNA carrier that combines components of the hepatitis B virus and liposomes.

The investigators specifically used bio-nanocapsules, which are hollow nanoparticles composed of the L protein of HBV, the virus’ surface antigen, and a lipid bilayer, they reported in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology.

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The World Health Organization calls for the public release of clinical trial results within a year of the completion of data collection.

In Science this week: measles virus nucleocapsid structure, and more.

African and US health officials work to establish an Africa-wide Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nature has retracted a 2002 epigenetics paper for image manipulation.