Nanotech News: Montreal researcher targets cancer
Nanotechnolgy is making revolutionary changes in our lives with his plethora of applications. Now, the lateste nanotech news is that a a Montreal-based researchers has used it to target cancer cells. This is the first of its kind and is expected to revolutionize the way cancer is treated.
In a recent experiment, Sylvain Martel, the director of the nanorobotics lab at Polytechnique Montreal, guided remote controlled microcarriers loaded with a dose of an anti-cancer drug through the bloodstream of a living rabbit to the animal's liver, where the drug was administered successfully.
According t Martel and his team of researchers, this breakthrough will help improve chemoemobolization which is a treatment for liver cancer by blocking blood supply to a tumour. Although the experiment was done on a rabbit, there is no reason why it can't be applied on humans. Hopefully, this revolutionary technique to cure cancer through the use of nanotech will be available worldwide soon.