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Light and nanoparticles against cancer

dinsdag 13 april 2021

Leiden PhD student Xuequan Zhou has designed a new promising molecule that efficiently kills cancer cells, but does not harm healthy tissue. The trick: the drug is only active when irradiated with light. Zhou’s new compound does this extra efficiently by cleverly self-organising into nanoparticles. Last year, the research made it to the front cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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