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Image of the Month: Carbon nanotubes as cancer-fighting tools

Dr. Stuart Corr of the Baylor department of surgery is working with these  single-walled carbon nanotubes that, when dispersed in an aqueous solution and  exposed to a radio frequency electric field,  start to bundle together and form 'ropes' within the solution. Further, these ropes generate heat a great deal of heat that might be used to kill targeted cancer cells.

Dr. Stuart Corr of the Baylor department of surgery is working with these single-walled carbon nanotubes that, when dispersed in an aqueous solution and
exposed to a radio frequency electric field, start to bundle together and form ‘ropes’ within the solution. Further, these ropes generate heat a great deal of heat that might be used to kill targeted cancer cells.

This image courtesy of Scott Holmes, Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

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