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Nanotech Cuts Blood Supply to Cancer Tumors

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  1. G8trGr8t

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    More good news. Hopefully they can fast track some trials on this tech. From the outside looking in it appears that over the next 10 years there are going to be some amazing medical advances. With this being jointly developed with a Chinese partner I imagine that the Chinese will advance the human trials much faster than the US will

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212112000.htm

    In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.

    "We have developed the first fully autonomous, DNA robotic system for a very precise drug design and targeted cancer therapy," said Hao Yan, director of the ASU Biodesign Institute's Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics and the Milton Glick Professor in the School of Molecular Sciences.

    "Moreover, this technology is a strategy that can be used for many types of cancer, since all solid tumor-feeding blood vessels are essentially the same," said Yan.

    The successful demonstration of the technology, the first-of-its-kind study in mammals utilizing breast cancer, melanoma, ovarian and lung cancer mouse models, was published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
     
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