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Biocompatible Hybrid Nanogels

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  • We thank NIH (grant R01 GM076127) (M.A.W., V.B., O.O.) NSERC Canada (M.A.W.), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (A.P.), and Genome Canada (O.O. and V.B.) for financial support.

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Gels for cells: Hybrid nanogels (see image) that are easily taken up by living cells are prepared with colloidal and temperature-sensitive properties. Integration of reactive nanoparticles (NPs) into the colloidal network during polymerization reduces the colloid dimensions and creates a core–shell structure that isolates the NPs from the surrounding environment.

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