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Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, possess multiple applications.

a study from researchers led by the University of New Mexico engineers biomimetic synthetic RBCs possessing all of their natural counterpart's abilities, plus multiple artificial components. The team states their fabricated RBCs were each given the ability to transport cargos including hemoglobin, drugs, magnetic nanoparticles, and biosensors to enable alien functions, such as oxygen transportation, drug delivery, magnetic manipulation, and toxin detection.

Red blood cells (RBCs) are described as our very own shipping system, transporting oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues. Biological RBCs are extremely flexible, squeezing through tiny spaces and tubes without permanent damage, and contain proteins on their surface making them invisible to the immune system when there is no pathology present. RBCs have been widely used in

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