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Shooting (at) the Messenger (System)

Harnessing Biology, in Two Steps, Amplifies Targeting

By Anette Breindl

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
By combining two nanoparticles into an "amplification system," scientists have managed to harness an endogenous biological cascade, activated by a signaling molecule, to serve as a homing beacon that directs a second molecule, the receiver, to the site of tumors.

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