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Magnetic Bandage Destroys Skin Cancer Cells with Heat

New Atlas

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Scientists are exploring all kinds of avenues when it comes to tackling cancer, and one interesting possibility involves using magnetic nanoparticles to heat and destroy its cells. Researchers in India have taken an impressive step forward with this technology, working it into a magnetic bandage that proved capable of killing skin cancer cells in experiments on mice.

Over the past couple of years we've seen some exciting advances in tackling cancer with magnetic nanoparticles in the form of an emerging technique known as magnetic hyperthermia. This involves magnetic nanoparticles being delivered to the tumor ...