Nanotechnology Used to Kill Cancer Cells

Small nano-sized rods have been used to kill cancer by shining light on them. The rods are placed inside of cancer cells, many rods can fit in one cell. When the nano rods are exposed to near-infrared light they heat up and kill the cancerous cells.

The next step is making the rods target cancerous cells, as opposed to placing the tubes in each individual cell. Don’t worry the researchers are already working on that.

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