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Vesicle Chemistry: A New Way To Get Life-Like Reactions

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March 22, 1999
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The chemistry of life is different from chemistry at large, in part because it takes place in tiny containers called cells. So chemists at Stanford University, working with researchers at the University of Göteborg in Sweden and Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., have found a way to make tiny, cell-sized containers, called vesicles, and use them to study the chemical reactions of biological molecules in an environment that closely mimics the interior of a living cell.

The chemistry of life is different from chemistry at large, in part because it takes place in tiny containers called cells.


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