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Miamian
02-24-2009, 05:35 AM
New technique using nano and microtechnology (http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l2466&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Health&)


Today, medications like chemotherapy and radiation used to treat cancer do not target cancer cells alone, but destroy all cells - whether they are healthy or sick. The result is that patients can suffer anything from exhaustion and anemia, to nausea, vomiting and hair loss. There is also considerable damage to the patient's immune system, making them susceptible to many additional illnesses.

Margalit's technology allows cancer medications to be placed inside tiny bubbles, which are so minute that millions can fit in an inch measurement. The surface of the bubbles contains an agent that allows them to distinguish which cells are cancerous and which healthy. When the bubbles "recognize" a cancer cell, they deliver the medication they?re carrying directly to that cell.

Marino613
02-24-2009, 08:56 AM
This is huge...

eric1589
02-24-2009, 05:46 PM
it would be nice to stop cancer.
then i wouldnt have to quit smoking. but im trying to anyway.

KnifeOfTheDead
03-09-2009, 09:56 PM
thats awesome! i read the name of the thread, and i just laughed. but this is seriously awesome.

Dolfan3773
03-10-2009, 06:28 PM
great news