Posted Aug. 6, 2010 at 7:03 a.m.

Premium Lock Humble protein, nanoparticles tag-team to kill cancer cells

Published: 2010-08-06 07:03:53
Updated: 2010-08-06 07:03:53

New Cancer Research Transferrin-carrying nanoparticles that have targeted and permeated Ramos cancer cells. Areas of yellow represent the intracellular compartments of the cells where the nanoparticles reside. Areas of red represent intracellular compartments without nanoparticles. (Image: Shaomin Tian, UNC-Chapel Hill)

A study by UNC researchers found that a normally benign protein in the human body appears to be able – when paired with nanoparticles – to zero in on and kill certain cancer cells, without having to also load those particles with chemotherapy drugs....

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