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Scientists are also looking at other ways of driving drugs and therapeutic genes around the body. Jon Dobson's team at Keele University are studying nano-sized magnetic particles.

These tiny magnets can be attached to the drug or gene and pulled to the target site using a magnetic field outside the body.



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An external magnet pulls the drugs to the target area.
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An external magnet pulls the drugs to the target area.
Images: University of Keele

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