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one can (never) cure cancer?
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Pretty much yes it's just another type of nanoparticle designed to deliver a payload, that's not to say it isn't a good idea (my own research is currently investigating a nanoparticle and micro particle deli you system) but it's just one amongst hundreds, if not thousands of nanoparticle delivery systems. For decades this type of technology has been researched and there are already commercial products using this sort of technology, Doxorubicin for example is a commercial chemotherapy agent delivered by a microparticle.

DNA microparticle are one of many different promising and interesting technologies. Dr Bachelet isn't saying anything which is obviously untrue but he's certainly employing some very typical marketing strategies. Yes there are applications in multiple areas for microparticle delivery systems, from diagnostic to treatment in a variety of disease but the way he paints it is that he has a potential panacea in the form of a biological, nanoscale robot. In reality if his research came to fruition then it's most likely that it would result in an incremental improvement in patient outcome in one, maybe a handful, of treatments over a long time. It is most definitely not going to be an instant cure for dozens of different serious diseases.
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one can (never) cure cancer? - by chris0033547 - 11-25-2014, 12:48 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-25-2014, 03:26 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-19-2015, 09:01 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-19-2015, 10:37 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-26-2014, 07:06 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Matterplay1 - 11-26-2014, 02:55 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by iancampbell - 11-27-2014, 06:44 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-28-2014, 08:57 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by iancampbell - 11-28-2014, 09:59 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 12-24-2014, 08:31 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-04-2015, 01:07 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-28-2015, 03:21 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by QhpA - 06-13-2024, 11:40 PM

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