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Nanotechnology has been harnessed to kill cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
The technique works by inserting microscopic synthetic rods called carbon nanotubules into cancer cells.
When the rods are exposed to near-infra red light from a laser they heat up, killing the cell, while cells without rods are left unscathed.
A nanocell that can burrow into a tumour, cut off its blood supply and detonate a lethal dose of anti-cancer toxins has been developed.
The double-action therapy, which comes packed in a tiny double chamber, leaves healthy cells unscathed.
It has proved safe and effective against melanoma and a form of lung cancer in mice.
Originally posted by Kittens Cause Cancer
Looks promising, i wonder what the costs are like though ?