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Tiny Gems Take Big Step Toward Battling Cancer
March 9, 2011
Northwestern University researchers are members of a multidisciplinary team that is the first to demonstrate the significance and translational potential of nanodiamonds in the treatment of chemotherapy-resistant cancers. In studies of liver and breast cancer models in vivo, the team found that a normally lethal amount of a chemotherapy drug, when bound to nanodiamonds, significantly reduced the size of tumors in mice.
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