Light-driven 'nanomachines' could be used as tiny missiles inside the body to blast away cancer cells



Scientists have created light-driven spinning molecules could become cancer-killing missiles. 
In laboratory tests, researchers showed how the molecules can be activated by ultraviolet light to spin up to three million times a second and drill through cell membranes. 
Another application for the tiny 'nanomachines' might be to deliver therapeutic medicines, researchers say. 
HOW DO THEY WORK? The molecules can be activated by ultraviolet light to spin up to three million times a second and drill through cell membranes. 
The 'motor' is a paddle-like chain of atoms that can be prompted to... read more

 
30 August 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail
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