Protection from radiation-induced pneumonitis using cerium oxide nanoparticles.

Abstract

In an effort to combat the harmful effects of radiation exposure, we propose that rare-earth cerium oxide (CeO(2)) nanoparticles (free-radical scavengers) protect normal tissue from radiation-induced damage. Preliminary studies suggest that these nanoparticles may be a therapeutic regenerative nanomedicine that will scavenge reactive oxygen species, which… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2008.10.003

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