Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > Using nanotech to mark and starve tumors

April 5th, 2007

Using nanotech to mark and starve tumors

Abstract:
A team of scientists is using nanotechnology to invent news ways for doctors to find even the smallest cancerous tumors, and treat them before they grow.

Michael Sailor, a chemist at the University of California, San Diego, is part of this team. He and his colleagues are working to create microscopic nanoparticles - tiny bits of magnetic iron oxide only a few atoms in diameter - that target and mark small tumors.

This process would make the tumors easier for doctors to detect on MRI scans. And that's important because one of the best ways to treat cancer is to detect and destroy tumors early on.

Source:
earthsky.org

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanomedicine

Promising use of nanodiamonds in delivering cancer drug to kill cancer stem cells: NUS study shows that delivery of Epirubicin by nanodiamonds resulted in a normally lethal dosage of Epirubicin becoming a safe and effective dosage for treatment of liver cancer January 26th, 2015

Teijin to Participate in Nano Tech 2015 January 22nd, 2015

2nd International Conference on Infectious Diseases & Nanomedicine (December 15-18, 2015, Kathmandu, NEPAL) January 22nd, 2015

Anti-microbial coatings with a long-term effect for surfaces presentation at nano tech 2015 in Japan January 21st, 2015

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Promising use of nanodiamonds in delivering cancer drug to kill cancer stem cells: NUS study shows that delivery of Epirubicin by nanodiamonds resulted in a normally lethal dosage of Epirubicin becoming a safe and effective dosage for treatment of liver cancer January 26th, 2015

Nanosensor Used for Simultaneous Determination of Effective Tea Components January 24th, 2015

New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materials January 23rd, 2015

Iranian Scientists Produce Graphene-Based Oxygen Sensor January 23rd, 2015

Human Interest/Art

OCSiAl supports NanoART Imagery Contest January 23rd, 2015

EnvisioNano: An image contest hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) January 22nd, 2015

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces AFM Image Contest Winners January 11th, 2015

Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting November 5th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE