Researchers create 'impossible' nano-sized protein cages with the help of gold

Researchers from an international collaboration have succeeded in creating a ‘protein cage’ — a nanoscale structure that could be used to deliver drugs to specific places of the body — that can be readily assembled and disassembled but that is also extremely durable, withstanding boiling and other extreme conditions. They did this by exploring geometries not found in nature, but reminiscent of ‘paradoxical geometries’ found in Islamic art.
Source: EurekaAlert,