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Contact: Melissa Van De Werfhorst
University of California - Santa Barbara

Changing Shape Makes Chemotherapy Drugs Better at Targeting Cancer Cells

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Caption: Bioengineering researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have found that changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles from spherical to rod-shaped made them up to 10,000 times more effective at specifically targeting and delivering anti-cancer drugs to breast cancer cells. http://engineering.ucsb.edu/news/692

Credit: UCSB College of Engineering, Melissa Van De Werfhorst

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