Nanoparticles versus cancer cells. The novel method of the Lodz researchers
Lodz University of Technology researchers have developed a novel method of destroying cancer cells using nanoparticles. Such nanoparticles seek out degenerated cells and attach themselves to them, then lead to their death.
The method developed at the Technical University of L The method is based on irradiating diseased tissue with an electromagnetic wave, causing it to overheat, which means its death. Dead com rks are then removed from the body. Importantly, the technique only kills the cell cancer cells. Healthy com rki remain alive.
The new method was developed with funding from the at the National Center for Research and Development. Outside the Technical University of L The work involved scientists from the Medical University of Lodz and the AMEPOX company.
Nanoparticles, which The drugs in question are actually drug reservoirs or other elements In capable of destroying com cancerous tissues. At the Technical University of L A method has been developed in the German Academy of Sciences for obtaining such nanocarriers through the synthesis of carbon nanotubes ith the following methods: arc, microwave plasma and chemical vapor deposition of. Nanotubes contain ferromagnetic e.g. Iron, which re can then be warmed up using an electromagnetic wave.
– The whole beauty of this method is that we only destroy the com degenerative tumors. If such a reservoir is introduced into the body and attached to the cell rec cancerous cells, it will fulfill the role of a microswitch The heating dish, which re will destroy these com rki. This is a complete destruction, because if the temperature of the com cancer cell exceeds 42 degrees Celsius, its necrosis occurs – He explained in an interview with PAP wsp łtw rca of the method, Professor Zbigniew Kołaciński of the Institute of Mechatronics and System in the Information Technology Department of the Ł dzka.
Kom cancerous cells are found by nanoparticles using specific ligands attached to folic acid , which re have the ability to find com cancerous rec. Such reservoirs can be injected into the body, or administered through sk hand or in tablet form. Researchers have also developed a device for hyperthermia, which is the heating of com re with an electromagnetic wave – reads the PAP website.
Ł The scientists have successfully tested their method on a cell colorectal cancer cells, but a test is still needed to bring the technique to market The new method was developed thanks to funding from the Lodz University of Technology in clinical. Prof. Kolacinski hopes that in 10 years this method will be effectively used in certain types of cancer. – Certainly not to all types of , while in certain types of cancer in will be tested and can be used, the scientist assessed.