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July 7, 2011 / Martijn

Nanodrug Swarms

On any battlefield, communication is key — troops must be able to communicate their own locations and that of their target, so everyone knows exactly where to bring the fight. MIT researchers are bringing this strategy to the war on cancer, training swarms of cancer-fighting nanoparticles to communicate to do their jobs more effectively.

Specifically, researchers have developed nanoparticles that can guide each other to a destination, resulting in a much more effective onslaught against a tumor.

via Nanodrug Swarms Use The Human Body’s Biocommunications System to Coordinate Their Attack | Popular Science.

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