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Posted by duddy   January 24, 2015   27186 views

When a person dies from cancer, the culprit isn't usually the original tumor - it's metastasis, the spread of cancer cells throughout the body. Now, researchers have managed to package a drug in nanoparticles (a microscopic particle with at least one dimension less than 100 nm) so that it can target these cancer cells without, crucially, interfering with normal cells - and report that they've stopped cancer cells from spreading in mice. Nanoparticle research is currently an area of intense scientific research, due to a wide variety of potential applications in biomedical, optical, and electronic fields.


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I suppose something like this would buy doctors time, but not fully eradicate the cancer.
Posted on Jan 24, 2015 by bio_man
They've been talking about this for ages, glad it's making progress. The only effective method at the moment is chemo, but that of course has many negative side-effects.
Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by padre
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