I’m sure we are all quite familiar with the story of the Trojan War. The King of Troy falls in love with the fair Helen of Sparta and steals her away from her husband, only to have his city attacked by the Greeks. If not that, at least we all know of the famous Trojan Horse that ended said war. Presented to Troy as a sacred offering, the giant hollow horse was in fact filled with soldiers that would be the downfall of the city of Troy once they brought it within their city gates.
And so from a battle over a beautiful ladies, scientists now employ a similar measure in the battle to save all of our present day lovely ladies. Dr. David Ateh and colleagues at Queen Mary, University of London have recently published work in Biomaterials describing their efforts to trick cancer cells into accepting small, drug filled particles in order to combat tumor growth.