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Nanorobots Seek and Destroy Tumors

News   Feb 13, 2018 | Original story from Arizona State University (ASU)

 
Nanorobots Seek and Destroy Tumors

The key to programming a nanorobot that only attacks a cancer cell was to include a special payload on its surface, called a DNA aptamer. The DNA aptamer could specifically target a protein, called nucleolin, that is made in high amounts only on the surface of tumor endothelial cells -- and not found on the surface of healthy cells. Credit: Jason Drees, Arizona State University

 
 
 

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