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Silk Optical Implant Treated with the Cancer-Fighting Drug Doxorubicin

Caption: This is a microscopic image of a silk optical implant treated with the cancer fighting drug doxorubicin. When implanted in tissue, the mirror released a controlled dosage of the drug as it gradually dissolved. The amount of reflected light decreased as the mirror degraded, allowing the researchers to accurately assess the rate of drug delivery.

Credit: Fiorenzo Omenetto

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