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Nanofibers Help Scientists Study Brain Cancer In The Lab

Posted on Aug 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cancer and engineering scientists at The Ohio State University are collaborating to create molecule-sized nanofibers to mimic the structure of white matter in the brain. By combining nanotechnology with a medically-approved polymer, researchers are able to study the invasive behavior of tumor cells. The nanofibers are used to produce a more natural, three-dimensional environment for studying cancer cells outside the brain, and for testing potential drugs to treat this deadly disease. Malignant brain tumor cells often migrate into surrounding healthy brain tissue, making...

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