Monorail. Monorail. Monorail.
No, we haven’t been watching too much of The Simpsons, but we are pretty excited about a new development from a clever team at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The U.S. researchers have designed monorail-like nanofibres that Cancer cells can choose to travel down. Studies so far have found that brain tumours can be shrunk by tricking Cancer cells into travelling down these fibres.
Though the research is still in early stages, it’s an exciting idea as it could make Cancer cells in hard-to-operate places (e.g. the brain) move to different parts of the body – which in turn would make them easier to remove.
We’ll definitely be eagerly keeping an eye on where this research goes.