September 14, 2005
Purdue University scientists have constructed hybrid nanoparticles assembled from RNA that can deliver anticancer therapeutic agents directly to infected cells.
The triangular structures are between 25 and 40 nanometers wide and able to pass through cell membranes into the cell’s interior.
They were able to interrupt the growth of human breast cancer cells and leukemia model lymphocytes in laboratory experiments.
Source: Purdue University news release