The 'Death Carrot'

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In treating cancer patients, one problem researchers face is how to deliver as much of the therapeutics as possible directly to cancer cells, while sparing normal cells. Many are working on various delivery systems using nanotech, synthetic biology approaches, RNA interference, and more. Now, a group at Johns Hopkins University led by Samuel Denmeade is taking inspiration from nature, says New Scientist's Hannah Krakauer.

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