Photoresponsive nanosheets could inhibit movement of cancer cells

Written by Lucy Chard, Editor

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In the ongoing search for new and improved cancer treatments, researchers are turning to the fields of regenerative medicine and nanotechnology. A team of engineers from Texas A&M University (TX, USA) are in the process of developing a 2D nanosheet with photoresponsive properties that can be used in cancer treatment. The 2D molybdenum disulfide nanosheets can absorb near infrared (NIR) light and respond to modify cell behavior. Previously, nanosheets have been explored for use in biomedical applications due to their unique size and shape. The research led by Akhilesh Gaharwar, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University is taking previous research...

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