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Heated nanoprobes may be cancer-fighter

 "" Testing of hot nanoprobes shows they slow the growth of breast tumors.
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Testing of hot nanoprobes shows they slow the growth of breast tumors.
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In experiments with laboratory mice that bear aggressive human breast cancers, UC Davis researchers have used hot nanoprobes to slow the growth of tumors without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. The work, described in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, seeks to solve the problem of confining heat within the tumor and predicting an effective heat dose. The experimental system uses bioprobes created by wedding magnetized iron-oxide nanospheres to radio-labeled monoclonal antibodies. The bioprobes are cloaked in polymers and sugars that render them nearly invisible to the body's immune system.

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