Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

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August 27, 2014

Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle

Researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity. Read more at UC Davis

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Nanotechnology