These Tiny Ultra-Porous Crystals Could Transform Cancer Treatments and More
Imagine a tiny sponge that weighs as much as a couple of sugar cubes, but that contains so many itty bitty pores that its surface area equals that of a football field.
What if scientists could engineer the sponge to serve a variety of therapeutic purposes, including storing drugs and enhancing cancer therapies? Such sponges exist, in a class of ultra-porous crystals known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs.
Researchers predict the crystalline compounds might rework healthcare, power and different industries.
Read the original article in The Wall Street Journal.