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»Nicolle Rager Fuller DescriptionThe cancer smart bomb is a nano drug delivery system under development by Dr. Fahmy and colleagues at Yale University. They are developing a new cancer treatment that simultaneously attacks cancer cells and boosts the patientís immune system. The treatment, which has successfully been tested on mice, uses small hollow spheres, called nanolipogels to deliver the two-prong attack. Some nanolipogels become stuck in leaky tumor blood vessels, where they rally the bodyís own immune defenses by releasing interleukin-2 (green). Nanolipogels continuing into the tumor unleash an anti-cancer drug to attack the tumor cells. Keywordsscience; art; illustration; technical; information graphics; biochemistry; molecular; biology; cellular; dna; genetics; receptors; drugs; inhibitors; medical; health; pathways; proteins; amino acids; rna; organelles; anatomy; organs; medicine; cancer; disease; cure; blood cells; nanotechnology; nanosphere; tumor Media 3-D/Exhibits Categories Medical, Science, Technical Subject(s) Physics, Anatomical, Human, Microscopic, Molecular, Editorial, Processes, Technology Medical Illustration