Smart drugs and sneaky microbes

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Presenter: Peter Agre

Published: November 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: protein;aquaporin

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Nature Video

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Young scientists like Maartje Bastings are set to revolutionise the way we deliver drugs. Her work will aid the development of ‘smart drugs’ which target specific proteins in the membranes of particular cells, proteins like the aquaporins discovered by Nobel Laureate Peter Agre. And knowing more about aquaporins might help Australian chemist David Jacques with his research.