Tiny magnetic discs could kill cancer cells
PARIS: Tiny magnetic discs just a millionth of a metre in diameter could be used to used to kill cancer cells, according to a study published on Sunday.
The method uses a magnetic field a tenth as strong as used in previous efforts, and should have few side effects, the authors said.
Laboratory tests found the so-called ‘nanodiscs’, around 60 billionths of a metre thick, could be used to disrupt the membranes of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct.
The discs are made from an iron-nickel alloy, which move when subjected to a magnetic field, damaging the cancer cells, the report published in Nature Materials said....Click Here to READ and Learn More
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