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Nanodiamond Drug Device Could Transform Cancer Treatment
October 2, 2008
A Northwestern University research team has developed a promising nanomaterial-based biomedical device that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to sites where cancerous tumors have been surgically removed.
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