Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


April 10, 2015

New Nanoparticle Gene Therapy Treats Brain Cancer in Rats

NIBIB-funded researchers have designed a nanoparticle-based gene delivery system and used it to treat brain tumors in rats. The nanoparticles are filled with genes for an enzyme that turns a compound into a potent killer of the cancer cells. Delivery of the nanoparticles to brain tumors effectively killed the deadly brain gliomas and significantly extended the lives of the treated animals. Read more at Johns Hopkins Medicine News.