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August 20th, 2009

US develops targeted cancer treatment by nanomaterials

Abstract:
US Scientists have developed a way to targeted brain cancer cells using inorganic titanium dioxide nanoparticles bonded to soft biological material, the the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory said Wednesday.

Thousands of people die from malignanat brain tumors every year, and the tumors are resistant to conventional therapies. This nano-bio technology may eventually provide an alternative form of therapy that targets only cancer cells and does not affect normal living tissue.

"It is a real example of how nano and biological interfacing can be used for biomedical application," said scientist Elena Rozhkova with Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials. "We chose brain cancer because of its difficulty in treatment and its unique receptors."

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