Groundbreaking Magnet-Based Nanoparticle Cancer Therapy

Groundbreaking Magnet-Based Nanoparticle Cancer Therapy

“Professor Jinwoo Cheon of Yonsei University in Seoul and a team of scientists conducted experiments on bowel cancer cells using magnetic fields to induce apoptosis. They attached iron nanoparticles to antibodies, which bind to “receptor” molecules on tumor cells. These molecules cluster when the magnetic field is applied, triggering the “self-destruct” signal and thereby apoptosis.”

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