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May 9th, 2006

Tumour enzymes trigger nanoparticle self-assembly

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Researchers at MIT, the University of California, San Diego, and the Burnham Institute, all in the US, have for the first time demonstrated nanoparticle self-assembly triggered by a protease. The technique could have applications in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and drug delivery to cancerous tumours, which release specific proteases.

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