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Researchers develop molecular assembly method for cancer therapy and diagnostics

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Carlos Edelstein
Jun 14, 2018 22:21
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Biophysicists have developed a method for modifying the surface of micro- and nanoparticles -- tiny structures measuring between a thousandth and a millionth of a millimeter --by covering them with biological molecules.

The paper was published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Its authors are researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBCh RAS), National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Sechenov University, and Macquarie University (Australia).

Magic bullet: Seek and cure

The concept of a "magic bullet" was originally formulated around 1900 by Paul Ehrlich, the winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

When therapy and diagnostics are combined, this is known as theranostics.

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