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'Nano-targeting' cancer and heart disease
Like mix-and-match facial features on a Mr. Potato Head, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a way to load microscopic particles, called nanoparticles, with a variety of useful things, including drugs. The technology may allow them to send imaging agents and medications directly to specific cells.
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Noninvasive imaging detects plaques in vessels
A new imaging method successfully identifies miniscule, young blood vessels that form during the development of plaques, according to a study in rabbits led by University researchers. Plaques are akin to atherosclerosis in humans -- the primary cause of heart attack and stroke.
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