Esther Chang On NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday
April 22, 2009
Lombardi’s Esther Chang, PhD, participated in a live interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation-Science Friday. Host Ira Flatow spoke to Chang about work presented in April at the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans.
Chang and her colleagues have engineered a nanoparticle – about one thousand times smaller than a printed period – that can travel through the blood stream. "Decorated" with a tumor-targeting antibody, the nanoparticle is able to locate primary and hidden metastatic tumor cells and deliver its payload: a fully functioning copy of the P53 tumor suppressor gene.
Chang’s interview is available in streaming audio or for download from the Science Friday website.Author: Karen Mallet