Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Leeds
are working to develop nano biomedical technologies in line with photothermal
light to target the killing of mesothelioma and other cancers cells, while
causing minimal damage to normal tissues.
Researchers have developed gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders
one thousandth of the width of a human hair – that can absorb differing
wavelengths of laser light which heats the tubes and kills the cancer
cells. Researchers found that when the nanotubes were added to mesothelioma
cells, the cells absorbed them, and they congregated near the cell’s
nucleus. When exposed to the laser light the mesothelioma cells resulted
Researchers continue to make further advances in the engineering of nanomaterials
to treat a widening range of medical conditions.
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