David Kirkpatrick

January 14, 2010

Using nanotech to attack cancer

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:44 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — Nanotechnology continues to be a major player in treating cancer.

Nanoparticle Cocktail Targets and Kills Tumors
PhysOrg.com, Jan. 13, 2010

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute’s Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence have developed a “cocktail” of two different nanometer-sized particles that work in concert within the bloodstream to locate, adhere to and kill cancerous tumors.

One nanomaterial was designed to find and adhere to tumors in mice and then sensitize tumor cells for the second nanoparticle, which kills the tumors.

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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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