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City's Cancer Breakthrough

"Research taking place in Leeds could revolutionise the way cancer is treated – by bombarding tumours with tiny bubbles filled with drugs."
Yorkshire Evening Post

Gold nanotubes

Researchers including Dr Sunjie Ye and Professor Steve Evans from the School of Physics and Astronomy have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer including: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.

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Epigem and University of Leeds unveil first Microbubble instrument - The Horizon

Tim Ryan, director of Epigem (, said: “We are delighted that finally the fruits of our research with Leeds University are being seen. Micro-fluidics is enabling this new technology to potentially create a whole new research field. This world-first shows that British science and engineering continues to blaze a trail and potentially benefit cancer sufferers throughout the world.”, 14th July 2013.

University of Leeds - Impact

"Bursting bubbles with sound help treatments hit the spot", Issue 5, Autumn 2010, pp 20-22


"New treatment for cancer comes from bursting bubbles", Tuesday 29th June 2010.

University of Leeds - Research News

"Bursting bubbles with sound offers new treatments for cancer", Monday 28th June 2010.

The Telegraph

"Exploding gas bubbles could destroy cancer", 27th June 2010
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