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MIT student develops new innovations to selectively kill cancer cells
Date:3/3/2009

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During von Maltzahn's time at MIT he has also developed inventions outside of the polymer nano-rods and 'systems nanotechnology' paradigm for improving drug delivery, including: a low-cost method for hemorrhage detection; a new class of 'self-assembling' lipid-like peptides with promising applications in gene therapy; sensors for detecting tumor protease hot-spots in MRI; a method for remotely-controlling drug release from nanoparticles; and a variety of new nanostructures for improved drug delivery and imaging.

Collegiate Student Prize Expansion

On March 4th, the winners of the third annual $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize and $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize will be announced at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, respectively. Following, on March 5th the first $30,000 Lemelson-Caltech Student Prize will be announced at the California Institute of Technology.


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