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Journal of Cancer Research
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 971769, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/971769
Research Article

AgCu Bimetallic Nanoparticles under Effect of Low Intensity Ultrasound: The Cell Viability Study In Vitro

1Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Kamenice 3, 62500 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5, 62500 Brno, Czech Republic

Received 18 August 2014; Accepted 12 December 2014; Published 30 December 2014

Academic Editor: Ganna V. Kalayda

Copyright © 2014 Vladan Bernard et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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