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July 2nd, 2007

Little lifesavers

Abstract:
Tiny particles filled with medicine may also contain answers to some of the biggest human health problems, including cancer and tuberculosis. The secret is the size of the package.

A team led by Robert Prud'homme, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Program in Engineering Biology, created the particles, which are only 100 to 300 nanometers wide—more than 100 times thinner than a human hair.

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engineering.princeton.edu

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