Experimental breast implant might decrease cancer cell function

03/29/2012 | Gizmag

An experimental breast implant inhibits cancer cells and attracts healthy cells, Brown University researchers report. The implant surface is covered with regularly spaced, nanoscale beads of polystyrene combined with a biodegradable, FDA-approved polymer. In lab tests, researchers reported less production of signaling proteins essential for tumor growth and more healthy breast tissue cells.

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