New Weapon Against Cancer

An artist's render of cancer cells with a "web" growing inside them
An artist’s render of cancer cells with a “web” growing inside them
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have demonstrated an intriguing new way to fight cancer by introducing molecular fibers into cells. While harmless to healthy cells, once these fibers encounter the specific environment of cancer cells they assemble into webs, activating the tumor’s self-destruct sequence. read more