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Magnetic Medicine

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By Nial Wheate

Magnetic fields could soon be used to direct drugs made with nano-sized balls of iron that take chemotherapy directly to tumours, thereby completely removing the side-effects usually associated with treatment.

Nial Wheate is a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy.

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