Magnets Capture Cancer Cells

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Nanoparticles pluck cancer cells from the bellies of mice

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Magnetic nanoparticles coated with a specialized targeting molecule were able to latch on to cancer cells in mice and drag them out of the body. The results are described in a study published online this month in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The study's authors, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, hope that the new technique will one day provide a way to test for--and potentially even treat--metastatic ovarian cancer.

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Magnetic nanoparticles coated with a specialized targeting molecule were able to latch on to cancer cells in mice and drag them out of the body. The results are described in a study published online this month in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The study's authors, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, hope that the new technique will one day provide a way to test for--and potentially even treat--metastatic ovarian cancer. (more)

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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Institute and Campus, Cancer Research, Institute Leadership, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Student and Faculty, Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology, Research, Physics and Physical Sciences
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cancer, John McDonald, nano
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  • Created By: Megan McDevitt
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 23, 2008 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:06pm