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November 25th, 2007

Big cures in tiny particles

Abstract:
Minuscule particles engineered to cause human cells to make their own medicines, regenerate damaged organs and even send up flares to let researchers know each time they kill a cancer cell are already working in labs and poised for commercialization in a few years.

Such applications, including sending tiny robotlike machines into human cells to diagnose pathology and treat it, are likely to revolutionize medicine in the next few years, scientists predict.

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