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Prof. Xiang-Qiang Chu's research highlighted on ORNL main webpage

March 1, 2017

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers and the team of Prof. Xiang-Qiang Chu at Wayne State University recently used a unique combination of experimentation and simulation to shed light on the design principles for improved delivery of RNA drugs, which are promising candidates in the treatment of a number of medical conditions including cancers and genetic disorders. Nanodiamonds are good delivery candidates due to their spherical shape, biocompatibility and low toxicity. By using ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source, which provides the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development, and ORNL’s Titan supercomputer, the nation’s most powerful for open science, the team confirmed the enhanced properties of nanodiamonds for drug delivery. This research was featured on the main page of ORNL web site today and may be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/news/diamonds-deliver

Congrats Prof. Xiang-Qiang Chu and collaborators!