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Formed from the aggregation of abiotic components, protocells are the precursors to modern living cells. Despite being non-living, protocells display characteristics akin to biological cells.
New study sheds light on specialized compartments exhibited by Earth's single-celled ancestors

New study sheds light on specialized compartments exhibited by Earth's single-celled ancestors

Researchers prepare synthetic protocells that pump up blood vessels

Researchers prepare synthetic protocells that pump up blood vessels

New method to create artificial cells that are active and mimic living cells

New method to create artificial cells that are active and mimic living cells

Directional control of protocell's movement could lead to precision drug delivery

Directional control of protocell's movement could lead to precision drug delivery

Scientists create synthetic tissue capable of synchronized beating

Scientists create synthetic tissue capable of synchronized beating

Chemical signals influence guest-host protocell interactions

Chemical signals influence guest-host protocell interactions

Researchers create ‘protocells’ for delivering drugs to deepest tumor regions

Researchers create ‘protocells’ for delivering drugs to deepest tumor regions

Homeostasis may have allowed first living cells to maintain internal environment

Homeostasis may have allowed first living cells to maintain internal environment

Oncothyreon acquires Alpine Biosciences to enable targeted delivery of multiple therapeutic agents

Oncothyreon acquires Alpine Biosciences to enable targeted delivery of multiple therapeutic agents