David Kirkpatrick

July 28, 2008

Nanomagnets fighting cancer

From KurzweilAI.net — Nanoparticle-sized magnets specially coated to “catch” ovarian cancer cells are a new cancer-fighting treatment.

 

Magnets Capture Cancer Cells
Technology Review, July 22, 2008

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed magnetic nanoparticles (coated with a specialized targeting peptide molecule) designed to latch onto ovarian cancer cells in mice and drag them out of the abdominal fluid to prevent metastasis.


Nanoparticles (red) on cancer cell

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