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New Nanodevice Defeats Drug Resistance: Tiny Particles Embedded in Gel Can Turn Off Drug-Resistant Genes, Then Release Cancer Drugs

(Nanotechnology Now) – Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that confers drug resistance, then launching a new chemotherapy attack against the disarmed tumors.

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