Caltech Team Attacks Tumors with Nanotechnology | GenomeWeb

A team of researchers from the California Institute of Technology recently provided the first evidence that targeted nanoparticles can be used safely and effectively in the clinic. Led by Mark Davis, a professor of chemical engineering at Caltech, the researchers demonstrated a method in which small siRNA strands are packaged into a self-assembling nanoparticle, constructed of polymers, that then delivers the siRNA strands to the tumor and turns off a critical cancer gene. The nanoparticles can be directly injected into a patient's bloodstream and then expelled through urine.

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