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Drugs Encased in Nanoparticles Travel to Tumors on the Surface of Immune-system Cells

August 16, 2010

drug-carrying pouches A team of MIT engineers has devised a way to deliver necessary drugs by smuggling them on the backs of the cells sent in to fight a tumor. This way, the drugs reach only their intended targets, greatly reducing the risk to the patient. Full Story

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