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Partnership – Emory, Tech researchers ‘move’ tumors

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Partnership – Emory, Tech researchers ‘move’ tumors

An MRI scan showing a brain tumor. Source: Wikimedia commons
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An MRI scan showing a brain tumor. Source: Wikimedia commons

An MRI scan showing a brain tumor. Source: Wikimedia commons

Researchers with Georgia Tech and Emory University have found a way to move brain tumors, a discovery that could lead to better treatments for cancer patients, according to technology news service Phys.org.

The article says that researchers with The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University have found a way to trick the tumors to latch on to a nanofiber. According to the story, the tumor travels up the fiber, the same way it would travel through a blood vessel or nerve fiber.

“Instead of invading new areas, the migrating cells latch onto the specially-designed nanofibers and follow them to a location – potentially outside the brain – where they can be captured and killed. Using this technique, researchers can partially move tumors from inoperable locations to more accessible ones,” the article says.

It’s a fascinating piece. To see the full article, click here.

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