Designing 'Smart' Nanoparticles (image) Syracuse University Caption Associate professor Mathew M. Maye supervises graduate students Colleen Alexander, left, and Kristen Hamner in his chemistry lab. The team at Syracuse has used a temperature-sensitive polymer to regulate DNA interactions in both a DNA-mediated assembly system and a DNA-encoded drug-delivery system. Credit Stephen Sartori Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.