Study shows melanized nanoparticles' capability in radiation protection

04/28/2010 | HealthImaging.com

Researchers discovered that routine injection of melanin-coated nanoparticles into the bone marrow of mice can reduce the hematologic toxicity associated with external radiation or radioimmunotherapy. The technique might allow doctors to use more extensive cancer-eliminating radiation that could lead to a higher tumor-response rate, a researcher said.

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