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UGA Physicist Qun Zhao and Other Researchers use nanoparticles, magnetic current to damage cancerous cells in mice

May 11, 2012

Using nanoparticles and alternating magnetic fields, University of Georgia scientists, including UGA Physics Professor Qun Zhao, have found that head and neck cancerous tumor cells in mice can be killed in half an hour without harming healthy cells. 

From the news release in UGA Today:

The findings, published recently in the journal Theranostics, mark the first time to the researchers' knowledge this cancer type has been treated using magnetic iron oxide nanoparticle-induced hyperthermia, or above-normal body temperatures, in laboratory mice.

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