Scientists Target Cancer With Light Particles

Scientists Target Cancer With Light Particles

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bonemarrowstemcells.jpgNew Zealand scientists have developed tiny “light” particles that can seek out and destroy cancer cells.

Victoria University synthetic chemist Richard Tilley said researchers had established the tools to detect cancer when it was at the stage of a single diseased cell – well ahead of some MRI scans which cannot identify tumours until they are about 2.5 centimetres wide.

The lit particles can be attached to cancer drugs, which could treat the disease in a targeted way.

(Continue reading in the New Zealand Herald)

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