New Nanoparticle Could Improve Cancer Detection, Drug Delivery, University of Florida Study
2/12/2010 8:04:22 AM
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Florida scientists have developed a new nanoparticle that could improve cancer detection and drug delivery. The particle, called a 'micelle' and made up of a cluster of molecules called aptamers, easily recognizes tumors and binds strongly to them. It also has properties that allow it to easily get inside cells for intracellular studies and drug delivery.