Magnetic Nanoparticles Target Human Cancer Cells

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Magnetic nanoparticles target human cancer cells

CNET - February 2, 2010

In 2008, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ovarian Cancer Institute developed a potential treatment to fight cancer using magnetic nanoparticles designed to attach themselves to cancer cells. They found in their groundbreaking tests on mice that the particles not only attached to cancer cells, but they also moved those cells. In what may well prove to be some of the most exciting health news in the year to come, the group announced in the journal Nanomedicine in December and further publicized on Tuesday that it has replicated the study on human cancer cells, with the nanoparticles appearing to be every bit as effective.

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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Created: 02/02/2010
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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