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July 27th, 2005

Smart bomb drug zaps cancer cells in mice

Abstract:
Patricia Reaney: A smart anti-cancer bomb that acts like a Trojan horse can penetrate deep into tumours where it explodes and destroys cancerous cells without harming healthy ones, scientists said on Wednesday.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who devised the molecular size bomb tested it in mice with skin or lung cancer. Mice given the treatment lived more than three times longer than untreated rodents.

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