Nanomotor embedded in cells may lead to breakthrough in cancer and disease therapies


Nanomotors may lead to breakthrough in cancer therapies

US researchers have controlled nanomotors embedded within cells, a breakthrough that gives scientists a new tool for probing the inner structure of cells, and opens up a new front in research for futuristic cancer treatments.

"We might be able to use nanomotors to treat cancer and other diseases by mechanically manipulating cells from the inside. Nanomotors could perform intracellular surgery and deliver drugs noninvasively to living tissues." - Penn State professor Tom Mallouk

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