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Discriminative eradication of cancer cells using quantum dots functionalised with peptide-directed delivery of a pro-apoptotic peptide
The therapeutic goal of cancer treatment is to trigger selective cell death in cancer cells. To eliminate cancerous cells effectively, the anti–cancer drugs must be targeted to the affected cells. However, anti–cancer drugs ...
Development of nanotechnology-based therapeutic approaches to treat HIV
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
The rapidly expanding field of nanotechnology has been the focus of many biologists with regard to drug delivery. The ability of nanoparticles to enter cellular compartments makes it possible to explore specific treatment ...
Peptide functionalised gold nanorods for the selective eradication of target cells using photothermal therapy
(University of the Western Cape, 2019)
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, worldwide. Mortality tolls are estimated to reach approximately 13.1 million in 2030. These statistics suggest that current therapeutic strategies are not effective. This is ...