“Hairy” nanoparticles made with light-sensitive materials that assemble themselves could one day become “nano-carriers” providing doctors a new way to simultaneously introduce both therapeutic drugs and cancer-fighting heat into tumors. That’s one potential application for a new technology that combines water-repelling yet light-sensitive and water-absorbing materials into polymeric nano-reactors for creating photo-responsive gold nanoparticles.

Via:: https://phys.org/news/2018-02-self-assembled-hairy-nanoparticles-cancer.html

Self-assembled ‘hairy’ nanoparticles could give a double punch to cancer

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