Seems like we might find a way to defeat Cancer after all.
Researchers at the University of Surrey and Dalian University of Technology in China have created a form of nanoparticle that can kill cancerous cells through heat and then self-regulate to avoid burning healthy cells.
The particles can raise their temperature between 42°C to 45°C, hot enough to kill cancer cells.
Once they reach a set temperature they back off, ensuring that healthy cells are spared.
The nanoparticles are reported to be self-regulating, meaning that they self-stop heating when they reach temperatures over 45°C.
According to the researchers, the nanoparticles are low in toxicity and are unlikely to cause permanent damage to the body
“This could potentially be a game changer in the way we treat people who have cancer. If we can keep cancer treatment set at a temperature level high enough to kill cancer, while low enough to stop harming healthy tissue, it will prevent some of the serious side effects of vital treatment,” said Professor Ravi Silva, Head of the Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey.
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Source: Tech Crunch