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Animal research, Health, Scientific progress

24 - 03 - 2015

Light and magnetism to fight cancer

Researchers have completely eradicated tumours from mice by injecting directly into them nanoparticles who, once activated by light and a magnetic field, can kill cancerous cells. These  particules are non-toxic in their inactive form. Moreover, their magnetism can be used to guide the nanoparticules under MRI straight to the tumours.