Monday, November 07, 2005

A Nanotech Cure for Cancer?

Brandon Keim, Wired News November 7, 2005
In the burgeoning field of cancer nanotechnology, miniscule molecules are designed with literally atomic precision to combat cancer. One such application involves metallic molecules that adhere to cancer cells and can then be heated with microwaves, a magnetic field or infrared light, destroying the tumor while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. Researchers at Rice University have done just this with gold-coated particles and breast cancer tissue cultures.

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