Exploring Viral Nanoparticles

A new book by Case Western Reserve University assistant professor of biomedical engineering Nicole Steinmetz explores how scientists are enlisting an unlikely ally in the fight against disease-viruses.

Viral Nanoparticles: Tools for Materials Science and Biomedicine discusses how researchers are using viruses in a number of nanotechnical applications in the medical field and beyond. Scientists have turned viruses into effective delivery agents for medication and imaging chemicals, building blocks for tiny battery electrodes and computer data storage devices, and more.

"The field is rapidly expanding and is now poised to move forward toward clinical and commercial applications," Steinmetz says.