Honey, I shrunk the nanogel to kill tumours!
Cancer Tumor Nanotechnology

Honey, I shrunk the nanogel to kill tumours!

Dr Kyle Isaacson
Dr Kyle Isaacson

By mimicking the human body’s natural elastic behaviour, researchers are developing nanogels that reduce their size and are able to drop drugs into previously inaccessible cancerous tissues.

In 10 seconds? Scientists have created drug delivery nanogels that carry medicines right into cancer cells. Responding to the temperature of tumours, that were heated up by clinicians, the gels shrink and pass through tiny pores in blood vessels to drop their load.

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