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October 25th, 2005

Nanotube Nanobomb Kills Breast Cancer Cells

Abstract:
The war on cancer has a new potential weapon – a carbon nanotube nanobomb that literally blows apart a cancer cell from the inside out. Light activates this novel therapeutic and cells not targeted by the nanobombs are not damaged by the localized explosions. Reporting its work in an upcoming issue of the journal NanoBiotechnology, a research team headed by Balaji Panchapakesan, Ph.D., of the University of Delaware, and Eric Wickstrom, Ph.D., of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University, describes how their work aimed at using carbon nanotubes as drug delivery devices surreptitiously led to their discovery of nanobombs.

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