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MIT Works Toward Novel Therapeutic Device
October 22, 2007
MIT and University of Rochester researchers report important advances toward a therapeutic device that has the potential to capture cells as they flow through the bloodstream and treat them. Among other applications, such a device could zap cancer cells spreading to other tissues, or signal stem cells to differentiate.
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