Daily Mirror

Seed missile to kill cancer


A TINY magnetic seed that can be guided through the brain to heat and destroy tumours could save lives, research suggests.

The therapy, demonstrat­ed in mice, uses an MRI scanner to navigate the seed to a tumour, before it is remotely heated to kill nearby cancer cells.

Prof Mark Lythgoe, of University College London, said: “We will be able to preserve the healthy tissue and preserve cognitive function which contribute­s to the quality of life.”

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