Gold nanostars deliver drugs directly to cancer cell nucleus

While effective at killing cancer cells, chemotherapy is currently a shotgun approach that can also harm healthy cells and cause serious side effects in patients. The ability to deliver drugs directly into cancer cells would provide a more targeted approach to more effectively treat the disease with lower doses of drugs and less side effects. Researchers at Northwestern University are claiming to be the first to develop gold nanostars that provide a much more precise approach by delivering a drug directly to a cancer cell's nucleus... Continue Reading Gold nanostars deliver drugs directly to cancer cell nucleusSection: Health and WellbeingTags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Drugs, Gold, Nanoparticles, Northwestern University Related Articles: Researchers develop "cluster bomb" to target cancer Nanocarriers that can kill tumors with drugs and DNA Biodegradable nanoparticles promise end to toxic chemotherapy treatments Gold nanospheres search out and 'cook' cancer cells Destroying cancer cells with exploding gold nan

Gold nanostars deliver drugs directly to cancer cell nucleus

While effective at killing cancer cells, chemotherapy is currently a shotgun approach that can also harm healthy cells and cause serious side effects in patients. The ability to deliver drugs ...

Tue 10 Apr 12 from Gizmag

Tiny hitchhikers attack cancer cells: Gold nanostars first to deliver drug directly to cancer cell nucleus

Nanotechnology offers powerful new possibilities for targeted cancer therapies, but the design challenges are many. Northwestern University scientists now are the first to develop a simple but ...

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Drug-Loaded Gold Nanostars Hitchhike into Cancer Cell Nucleus

By Cameron Chai Scientists at Northwestern University have developed gold nanostars for effective delivery of drugs into a cancer cell's nucleus. The study was performed on human ovarian and ...

Fri 6 Apr 12 from AZoNano

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