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12 Days of Research at Mass General: A Strategy for Sneaking Drugs Into Tumor Cells

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. July 2017: Could a Technique Echoing an Ancient Greek Military Strategy Point the Way to More Effective Cancer Treatments? According to Greek […]

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Could a Technique Echoing an Ancient Greek Military Strategy Point the Way to More Effective Cancer Treatments?

According to Greek legend, the Trojan horse was a wooden structure built by Greek soldiers and presented to the Trojans as a gift after a long and fruitless siege of the city during the Trojan War. When the Trojans brought the gift horse within their city walls, the Greek soldiers who were hidden inside crept […]

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Smart Clothing – The Wave of the Future?

  Is the next big trend in fashion likely to come from the research lab instead of the runway? Find out how scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital are using nanoparticles to create holographic sensors that change color in response to chemical parameters such as pheromones, glucose and salts, and how these technologies could be used […]

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New Drug Delivery System Could Reduce the Dose Needed to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

A Massachusetts General Hospital research study suggests that a nanoparticle drug-delivery system that combines two complementary types of anticancer treatment could improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer and other highly treatment-resistant tumors, while decreasing treatment toxicity. The new system, which combines a light-activated nanoparticle with a molecular therapy drug, reduced the dosage required to […]

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