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Nanoparticles detect cancer before traditional imaging techniques


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Rutgers University has devised a new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumours.

Subjects injected with nanoparticles that emit short-wave infrared light.

Nanoparticles are designed to stick to specific cancer cells.

In mouse experiments the particles tracked breast cancer cells as they metastasised.

Technology could be available in less than five years.

The study was published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering.

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Nature Biomedical Engineering

Scientific journal covering research of human disease, or its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Prabhas V. Moghe

Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University.

Rutgers University

Public research university.

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