As published today in the British magazine The Lancet Nanotechnology ", a team of Japanese researchers has discovered a new type of magnetic nanoparticles are able to include nucleic acid in the body and slow the progression of cancer in mice.

These magnetic nanoparticles with small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA), under study by Yoshihisa Namiki The Jikei University, Chiba (Japan), are injected into the bloodstream and later directed at the tumor with magnets implanted under the skin next to it.

Thus, the siRNA, once reached the tumor, is responsible to cancel the gene causing it and stops its growing.

Best of all is that the research team has reported that this therapy has not submitted any of the cases side effects are so common in traditional treatments against tumors and also offers better results than gene therapy used so far.