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Nanoparticles, "pH Phoresis" Could Improve Cancer Drug Delivery
July 8, 2013
Researchers have developed a concept to potentially improve delivery of drugs for cancer treatment using nanoparticles that concentrate and expand in the presence of higher acidity found in tumor cells.
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