Neon Cancer Detector

Professor Michael Sailor hopes to dramatically change how cancer is being treated.  With support from the National Science Foundation, he is on a quest to create nanoparticles that travel the bloodstream, latch onto cancers in their earliest stages and destroy them.  Sailor's project is fighting the war on cancer at the nano-level.  The armed forces he is amassing are a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.   Sailor, a professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, has spent years in search of the right stuff – a material safe enough to enter and travel the bloodstream to conquer cancers.

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