• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Researchers: Nanoworms can treat cancer

May 8, 2008 8:25:22 AM PDT
Local researchers say they've discovered a major breakthrough in the treatment of cancer using nanoworms.Scientists at UC Santa Barbara, MIT and UC San Diego say these tiny particles can hone in on tumors that may otherwise be missed.

Scientists believe the nanoworms, when attached to drugs, will be able to directly target tumors without impacting healthy cells.

So far, they've only been tested on mice.


Click here for more headlines from ABC7 Eyewitness News