- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Two researchers at North Dakota State University have received a $1.2 million grant to combat prostate cancer.

Sanku Mallik and Bin Guo in the school’s pharmaceutical sciences department are receiving the money from a National Institutes of Health research project grant. They plan to study ways of using tiny polymer spheres to deliver anticancer drugs to prostate cancers.

North Dakota State President Dean Bresciani says the work by Mallik and Guo will make a difference, and this type of research will lead to saving lives.

The tiny spheres known as nanocarriers will contain conventional anticancer drugs and air bubbles. The air bubbles provide a means of tracking the nanocarriers through the blood stream via high-frequency ultrasound imaging.

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