Nanoparticles Could Be Tiny Cancer Assassins

One type of nanoparticle currently in development engages in “active targeting,” or targeting drugs to cancer cells by attaching them to a molecule that the cancer cell is receptive to.

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Fantastic Voyage: Researchers Develop Miniature Surgical Robots

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi film: microscopic robots that can be injected into the bloodstream to perform surgical procedures. This futuristic concept is closer to reality than one might think. Researchers at Australia’s Monash University have created tiny surgical microbots to treat conditions including stroke and arterial blockage.

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