Scientists at the University of California-San Diego developed a system containing two nano materials, each one-thousandth the diameter of a human hair.
One nano material of iron oxide was designed to find and adhere to epithelial tumors in mice, while a second nano material -- the anti-cancer drug doxorubicin -- was fabricated to kill the tumors, biochemist Michael Sailor said in a release Monday.
"This study represents the first example of the benefits of employing a cooperative nano system to fight cancer," Michael Sailor said of the results, which were to be published in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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