Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new method to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale.

The research could someday lead to more effective diagnostics and therapies for cancer.

The team of researchers, led by WSU professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Yuehe Lin, and senior scientist at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Chunlong Chen, was able to develop biologically inspired materials that effectively deliver model therapeutic genes into tumor cells for cancer and other disease treatments.

The major breakthrough with this research is the method's ability to deliver the drugs and therapies efficiently without causing the toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts.

Published results for this research can be found at www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/smll.201803544.

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