Monday, July 13, 2015

Chemotherapeutic coatings enhance tumor-frying nanoparticles

In a move akin to adding chemical weapons to a firebomb, researchers have devised a method to deposit a thin layer of hydrogels on the surface of nanoshells designed to absorb infrared light and generate heat to destroy tumors. When heated by the nanoshells, these special hydrogels lose their water content and any drugs trapped within, creating a formidable one-two punch.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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