Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nanotech will kill cancer cells by the Heat treatment

The Treatment No Mater it comes from the Nanotech or else, but the Nano can give you a hand with the cancer cells

The testes -- always a few degrees cooler than the remainder of the body -- are an ideal location for cancer cells, but proof suggests those cells die when they try to spread to other locations around the body.

Testicular cancer patients have a higher survival rate than other cancer patients because the cancer cells are sensitive to body heat, leading the researchers at Johns Hopkins University to conclude heat therapy could be a viable treatment for cancer.

"We tried to put our heads together about what they know about the differences between testicular and other cancers." Getzenberg said in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "There is an fabulous difference in treatment success, and they desired to come up with a simple idea that has a biological basis."

This leads Professor Robert Getzenberg and his colleagues to think the cancer cells would reply well to heat treatment in what they call the "Lance Armstrong effect," after the seven-time Tour de France winner who famously beat testicular cancer. Getzenberg and the other scientists are now experimenting with other heat-based methods of weakening cancer cells.

"These nanoparticles exist now and can be used in the body. The advantages are you don't must put them in every cell as long as you are getting a warming surroundings," Getzenberg said.

The issue with heat therapy would be targeting the cancer cells without doing any damage to the healthy cells. But nanotechnology could permit researchers to make use of ion particles on malignant cells directly by developing them to be drawn to specific markers on the surface of a cancer cell. Five times they bond with the cancer cells, the nanoparticles can be heated using a magnetic field.

Ed Yong, cancer information officer at Cancer Research UK, added, "Nanotechnology is a thrilling new field of science and it is set to play an increasing role in detecting and treating cancers."

But consumer health advocate Mike Adams disagrees. "You don't require nanotechnology or other technical hocus pocus to generate heat and damage cancer cells," they explains. "Just engage in regular physical exercise that makes you hot and produces a healthy sweat. Lance Armstrong didn't beat testicular cancer with nanotechnology, they beat it by pumping his legs on a bicycle."

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