Nanoparticles Deliver Three Cancer Drugs at Once.

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Nanomedicine is an exciting field of study that will allow doctors to pinpoint and treat problem areas on a cell-by-cell basis for many diseases, including cancer. While the ability to administer even one medication in a targeted fashion is incredible, researchers from MIT have developed nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at once, with the option of adding more. The research was led by Jeremiah Johnson and the results were published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

This targeted approach will not only get rid of all of the diseased cells but it will spare healthy cells; a sharp contrast to traditional chemotherapy. In order for traditional intravenous drugs to kill all of the cancer cells, a large amount of healthy cells are also killed. This is why many cancer patients lose their hair and experience truly horrific side effects during treatment. It would be a complete…

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