AsianScientist (Jul 10, 2014) – Scientists have shown that DNA origami can be used for the targeted delivery of cancer drugs to tumor cells in mice. The study documenting these findings has been published in the journal ACS Nano.

The research team led by Dr. Ding Baoquan and Dr. Du Yang from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology and the Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated that DNA origami loaded with the anti-cancer drug doxoribucin could be used to treat cancer in a targeted fashion, thereby reducing side effects.

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