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Humble Protein, Nanoparticles Tag-team to Kill Cancer Cells

July 27, 2010

intracellular compartments A normally benign protein found in the human body appears to be able--when paired with nanoparticles--to zero in on and kill certain cancer cells, without having to also load those particles with chemotherapy drugs. Full Story

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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