Bubble Head Thingy....

a: Liposome ~
b: little bubble

What: "A liposome is like a little bubble which can carry drugs around. The outside of the bubble consists of a double layer of molecules known as phospholipids. Each of these looks rather like a tadpole with two tails."

Writer: Not Stated
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 9 2013 8:23 PM

A Soccer Ball That Melts......

a: Liposome ~
b: a soccer ball

What: "This liposome is like a soccer ball with stitches - when heated, its stitches become leaky and the drug that is trapped inside will come out"

Writer: David Needham
Date: May 9 2013 8:24 PM

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