Nano-Scale 'Dream Team': 3 MIT Professors Use Tiniest Of Tools Against Cancer

Three MIT professors are innovating at the tiniest possible scale — developing tools to see, target and kill cancer cells before they can cause any harm. “People have been making things tinier and tinier, mostly to make computers faster,” says Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, a bioengineer and founding director of MIT’s new Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine. “These things that they're making are now 1,000 times smaller than a human hair — so tiny that they can circulate in your body, and we think they can find disease early and hopefully help treat it.” Click here to listen to the piece on Bhatia is working on her own nano-medical research, but also collaborates with Paula Hammond and Angel

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