Posted tagged ‘cancer’

New cancer treatment uses nanobots to target tumors.

March 22, 2010

A new treatment option for cancer is going into Phase 1 Clinical trials. Using nanobots that swim through a person’s blood stream, targeting only the tumors and not healthy tissue, researchers are giving a new hope to people who would otherwise have to suffer through painful chemo therapy and radiation treatments that make them lose their hair, drop huge amounts of weight, suffer intense nausea, and other terrible side effects. They’ve already demonstrated that the little nanobots can get to the tumors and won’t affect healthy tissue though they still need to check for side effects and what not to make sure it’s safe for humans. Still this is an amazing leap for both nanotech and gene therapy since not only do these nanobots seek out the tumor but they also target genes responsible for tumor growth and expansion.

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