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Web Date: January 22, 2016

Magnetically-Guided Gene Therapy Heals Blood Vessels

Nanomedicine: New technique quickly restores inner lining of arteries in mice
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: cardiovascular disease, angioplasty, endothelium, nitric oxide, magnetic nanoparticle, magnetic delivery, gene therapy, blood vessel

A technique that combines gene therapy and magnets could someday provide a new tool for treating cardiovascular disease, which puts millions of lives at risk every year. Researchers have produced cells that carry magnetic nanoparticles linked to a therapeutic gene. With an external magnet to direct the cells, the researchers used them to repair damaged arteries in mice (ACS Nano 2015, DOI: "; $("#ERA_RC").html(contextualDefault); } }); var era_rc1 = {StyleId: '1',ERADomain: 'cen.firstlightera.com'};

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