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Author Topic: Nano-Encapsulated Arsenic Show Promise in Fighting Breast Cancer - (Aug, 2010)  (Read 3259 times)
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Francis Umeoguaju
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« on: August 23, 2010, 04:58:16 pm »

Nano-Encapsulated Arsenic Show Promise in Fighting Breast Cancer - (Aug, 2010 bioscience headlines)

Northwestern University is testing a nano-drug to find out its maximum effectiveness on breast cancer . The type of breast cancer that the research group is targeting affects mostly young women. Northwestern scientists discovered that the drug arsenic trioxide, when encapsulated into a nanobin before injection, can effectively reduced breast tumors in mice. Non-encapsulated arsenic had no effect on the tumors. The arsenic-encased nanobin is able to reach the inside of the tumor cells effectively, whereas non-encapsulated arsenic are excreted too quickly and prove to be ineffective.Read more? >>
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