Nanorobots vs cancer, the newest low-cost drug concept

05-Feb-2020
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DNA-based nanorobot consists of two parts: a detection one and a therapeutic one.
Experiments, carried out in chemically created environments using the KRAS gene.
Nanorobot was able to detect a pathogenic RNA strand and destroy it.
Tests on living cells then animals, to come next.
Laboratories solving problem on nanorobot drug delivery to afffected cells.
Significant advantage of the newly proposed concept is its price (just ~15-25 USD).
Scientists have high hopes for gene therapy to combat cell mutations.
Research by team from ITMO University, published in Chemistry—A European Journal.

Made of DNA fragments, nanorobots will be used to locate and destroy cancer cells

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Journal Chemistry—A European Journal - Peer-reviewed scientific journal

Academic Ekaterina Goncharova - ITMO University researcher

Academia ITMO University (Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics) - One of Russia's National Research Universities

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