David Kirkpatrick

February 2, 2009

Nanotech fighting cancer

From KurzweilAI.net— It seems like nanotech might be the magic bullet for cancer. This technique uses gold nanospheres to fight melanoma.

Targeted nanospheres find, penetrate, then fuel burning of melanoma
PhysOrg.com, Feb. 2, 2009

Hollow gold nanospheres equipped with a targeting peptide find melanoma cells, penetrate them deeply, and then cook the tumor when bathed with near-infrared light, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center researchers have shown.

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  1. Nanotech used to fight cancer is a break-through in the medical science.

    Comment by Nanomaterials — February 4, 2009 @ 4:47 am

  2. […] February 2, 2009 — Researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center find hollow gold nanospheres containing a targeting peptide track down melanoma cells and penetrate them allowing for treatment with near-infrared light. […]

    Pingback by Cancer and nanotechnology « David Kirkpatrick — March 13, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

  3. Hey that’s great and amazing that nanotechnology is now days using to cure cancer./ This is really a good news for all of us. So many nanomaterials also available here to help in business and many other industries.
    so pls visit:

    Comment by reinstenano — April 25, 2011 @ 3:39 am

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