Nanowerk (Honolulu, HI: 84,500 unique monthly visits)
October 5, 2016
Nerve agents are molecular weapons that invade the body and sabotage part of the nervous system, causing horrific symptoms and sometimes death within minutes. Few antidotes exist, and those that do must be administered soon after an attack. But now scientists report in the journal ACS Nano (“Nanosizing a Metal–Organic Framework Enzyme Carrier for Accelerating Nerve Agent Hydrolysis”) an early-stage development of a potential treatment that soldiers or others could take before such agents are unleashed.