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Combining Nanotubes and Antibodies for Breast Cancer 'Search and Destroy' Missions


December 1, 2009

human cells A group including researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated how single-walled nanotubes can be used to detect and destroy an aggressive form of breast cancer. Full Story

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