Smart drugs and sneaky microbes
Presenter: Peter Agre
Published: November 2009
Age: 14-19 and upwards
Views: 2409 views
Source/institution: Nature Video
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.