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June 20th, 2010

Catching Up With Our Gopher Rhodes Scholar

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Ashley Nord is currently studying the physics of the bacterial flagellar motor—the motor on a bacterial cell that allows the cell to move.

"Once this is understood, this motor may be able to be used for nanoscale medical operations," she said. "It seems a bit like science fiction at the moment, but imagine sticking a cancer drug to one of these motors, and sending the motor into the body to find the tumor and deliver the medicine."

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