Magnetic Nanoparticles helps in detecting cancer
A team of researchers found that these magnetic nanoparticles binds themselves to the cancer cells and act as radio transmitters and therefore enhance the capabilities of MRI detection.
The finding of the research have been published recently in an online journal of American Chemical Society where the researchers claim that they have fabricated smallest magnetic nanoparticle and after coating it, the nanoparticle enhances the MRI signal.
The researchers fabricated peptide-coated iron oxide nanoparticle and it was injected to the mice for locating a tumor cell known as U87MG. A perfect size of the nanoparticle and a particular peptide coating thickness was achieved and this magnetic nanoparticle was found to give best results