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January 22nd, 2007

Nanoscale 'egg' kills tumor cells with platinum

Abstract:
Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed a nanoscale "egg" that could safely deliver platinum, a known anticancer agent, to tumor cells. Tests with this nanoscale egg, which has a hard cobalt shell surrounding a "yolk" of platinum and iron, show that it is seven times more toxic than the anticancer agent cisplatin to cancer cells.

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