April 4, 2014
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a technique to use magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumor cells to “self-destruct.” without harming surrounding tissue, as with radiotherapy, and tissues elsewhere in the body, as with chemotherapy.
“Our technique is able to attack only the tumor cells,” said Enming Zhang, first author of the study.
Inducing cell suicide
The technique involves getting the nanoparticles into a… read more