Nanobots used to deliver gene therapy for cancer in a study

03/22/2010 | Reuters

California researchers were able to deliver nanoparticles that contain the protein transferrin directly to cancerous tumors by injecting tiny polymer robots into the bloodstream. The gene therapy works by releasing small interfering RNAs that inhibit ribonucleotide reductase, a cancer growth protein, once the transferrin particles find the cancer cell.

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