Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nanosponges absorb blood toxins, venom

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream, including toxins produced by MRSA, E. Coli, poisonous snakes and bees.

The nanosponges are made of a biocompatible polymer core wrapped in a natural red blood cell membrane.