RNAi May Work in Humans

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A paper recently published in Nature offers evidence from a new study that nanotechnology may be successfully used in humans to target proteins associated with cancer, deliver medication, and turn off those proteins.  This study, using a mechanism called RNA interference (RNAi), is the first to use humans as subjects.  By targeting cancer at this level and avoiding healthy cells, negative side-effects as seen in chemotherapy would be significantly reduced.

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