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Shape-Shifting Nanoparticles Flip From Sphere to Net in Response to Tumor Signal, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study



5/30/2013 8:05:23 AM

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Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have designed tiny spherical particles to float easily through the bloodstream after injection, then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue. An enzyme produced by a specific type of tumor can trigger the transformation of the spheres into netlike structures that accumulate at the site of a cancer, the team reports in the journal Advanced Materials this week.

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