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An 'attractive' man-machine interface

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston have developed a new “nanobiotechnology” that enables magnetic control of events at the cellular level. They describe the technology, which could lead to finely-tuned but noninvasive ...

Jan 09, 2008
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Hybrid Nanoparticles Image and Treat Tumors

( -- By combining a magnetic nanoparticle, a fluorescent quantum dot, and an anticancer drug within a lipid-based nanoparticle, a multi-institutional research team headed by members of the National Cancer Institute’s ...

Sep 26, 2008
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Using magnetic nanoparticles to combat cancer

Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a potential new treatment against cancer that attaches magnetic nanoparticles to cancer cells, allowing them to be captured and carried out of the body. The treatment, ...

Jul 16, 2008
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Quantum Dots Pose Minimal Impact to Cells

Nano-sized fluorescent probes that can slip inside living cells and elucidate life’s most fundamental processes, or track the effectiveness of cancer-fighting drugs, are barely noticed by the cells they enter, ...

Jul 18, 2006
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