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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-10-06 06:06 PM
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Study uses Nanoparticles to Kill Cancer Cells
Edited on Mon Apr-10-06 06:30 PM by FVZA_Colonel
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060410/hl_nm/cancer_dc



Study uses nanoparticles to kill cancer cells
By Joanne Morrison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers have found a way to target cancer cells by injecting tiny particles that will attack only the diseased cells while leaving healthy cells unscathed, according to a study released on Monday.

A team of researchers working at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston laced tiny particles with lethal doses of chemotherapy and when injected they targeted cancer cells alone.

The team first conducted experiments on cells growing in laboratory dishes and then on mice bearing human prostate tumors, according to the study, published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

In the mice, the tumors shrank dramatically and all of the mice survived the study while the untreated control animals did not.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-10-06 06:14 PM
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1. It's nice to get some good news for a change. Thanx
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-10-06 07:33 PM
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2. Israeli researchers and Canadian studies have cholophyll cells they
inject into the blood stream that turn murderous and suicide only when exposed to light. So you wait a few hours then you take some source of lazer light and insert it into the tumour (micro-fiber optics or something) and bam - cancer cells die. The studies are very promising.

Within a few hours the cholophyl cells are out of your blood system. So it is a really quick turn-around.

:woohoo: Let's hope one of these is the one!!!
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 08:54 AM
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6. That's truly amazing.
Let's hope that thinking out of the box like this results in a cure for cancer. There are so many promising experimental methods, we well may end up with more than one way to do it.
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 12:06 AM
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3. K&R for good news!
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 12:09 AM
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4. cancer cells are human life and bush will ban any attempt to kill them
i say :sarcasm: sarcasm only because shrub hasn't actually done this yet, but i fear it may yet come to pass....

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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 08:26 AM
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5. Who are we to interfere with the Lord's cancer cells?

Show me where it says in the Bible that God's in favour of cancer treatments!
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