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Seek and destroy

发布时间:2019-03-06 04:03:14来源:未知点击:

By Andy Coghlan LIFESAVING drugs might soon be dispatched with pinpoint accuracy to diseased organs by using a patient’s own red blood cells as drug-carrying torpedoes. The drug is released precisely where it is needed by focusing ultrasound on the diseased tissue to make the blood cells burst open. This should allow potent drugs such as anti-cancer agents to be unleashed at tumour sites while sparing healthy cells elsewhere. “What could be better for delivering drugs than a patient’s own cells?” asks Les Russell, who runs Gendel in Coleraine, Northern Ireland,