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Researchers Target Tumors With Tiny ‘Nanoworms’

In Health, nano on May 7, 2008 at 3:10 am

Segmented “nanoworms” composed of magnetic iron oxide and coated with a polymer are able to find and attach to tumors. (Credit: Ji-Ho Park, UCSD)

ScienceDaily (May 7, 2008) – Scientists at UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT have developed nanometer-sized “nanoworms” that can cruise through the bloodstream without significant interference from the body’s immune defense system and-like tiny anti-cancer missiles-home in on tumors.

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