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Technology to create virtual tumours and treat them with AI-designed nanoparticles

Virtual cancer tumours can be grown and we can design personalised nanoparticles to treat them


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The EVO-NANO platform enables to grow virtual tumours and uses artificial intelligence to optimise nanoparticle designs to treat them.

Using this platform, the team simulated simple and complex tumours with cancer stem cells.

The strategy identified nanoparticle designs that were known previously, as well as potential new designs.

"In the future, creating a digital patient tumour will enable new specialised nanoparticle treatments, without the need for costly laboratory work." said Dr. Hauert, lead author from University of Bristol.

Dr. Balaz from University of Novi Sad said, "EVO-NANO is good for testing hypotheses on the efficacy of nanoparticles for various tumour scenarios."

Dr. Stillman, co-lead author from University of Bristol says “This combines computer simulations with machine learning to find new ways to treat cancer."

The study was conducted at the University of Bristol and published in the Nature journal Computational Materials.

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Nanoparticle design platform to create evolving solutions for cancer treatment

Igor Balaz

Project Leader of EVO-NANO and Assistant Professor in University of Novi Sad

Namid Stillman

Research Fellow at UCL

npj Computational Materials

Nature Partner Journal publishing research that apply computational approaches for the design of new materials

Sabine Hauert

Associate Professor at the University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Leading UK university researching infection, human rights, climate change, and information security.

University of Novi Sad

Public University in Serbia

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Digital Modeling, Cancer