University of Missouri researchers’ conceptual design of a nanomaterial could one day support new uses of nanotechnology in medicine and science.
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Eric Stann

In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri created a proof of concept of a nanocapsule — a microscopic container — capable of delivering a specific “payload” to a targeted location.

While beyond the scope of this study, the discovery could one day impact how drugs, nutrients and other types of chemical compounds are delivered within humans or plants. The power of the forward-thinking idea for this tiny delivery mechanism comes from its inventive structure, said Gary Baker, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and study co-author.