David Kirkpatrick

September 29, 2008

Nanotech is really looking like the cancer “golden gun”

From KurzweilAI.net — Hybrid nanotechnology is leading the fight against cancer. This breakthrough comes from the National Cancer Institute’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer.

Hybrid Nanoparticles Image and Treat Tumors
PhysOrg.com, Sep. 26, 2008

Combining a magnetic nanoparticle, a fluorescent quantum dot, and an anticancer drug within a lipid-based nanoparticle, a multi-institutional research team headed by the National CancerInstitute’s (NCI) Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer has created a single agent that can image and treat tumors, while avoiding detection by the immune system, enabling the particle to remain in the body for extended periods of time.

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