They used the magnetic field of magnets to get cancer cells to self-destruct Apoptosis is when the old, infected and/or defective cells are in the human body are removed through programmed cell death. Rejected cells respond to particular signals that the body sends by fragmenting. By use of magnetic field, scientists in South Korea got cancer cells to self-destruct. The magnets helped to trigger apoptosis. More often, if apoptosis fails to take place, rejected cells in the body divide uncontrollably leading to development of tumors.
Prof. Jinwoo Cheon of Yonsei University, Seoul led a team of scientists in conducting experiments that used magnetic fields as a cancer cure. The experiments were on how apoptosis could be induced using magnetic field to cure bowel cancer. Iron non-particles are attached antibodies that usually bind to receptor molecules on the tumor cells. After applying the magnetic field, these molecules cluster, triggering a self-destruction signal leading to apoptosis. The scientists managed to destroy over half of these bowel cancer cells when the apoptotic clustering signal was initiated. Cells that were untreated remained unharmed and unaffected.
Related experiments have seen scientists conduct this therapy on Zebra fish. The zebra fish grew unusual tails but experiments are still ongoing. Details of this research appear in the Journal Nature Materials.
“We have demonstrated that apoptosis signaling can be turned on in-vitro (in the laboratory) and in a zebra fish in-vivo (living) model by using a magnetic switch,” the scientists say. “Our magnetic switch may be broadly applicable to any type of surface membrane receptors that exhibit cellular functions on clustering.”
This type of traditional medication may not sit well with pharmaceutical companies since they won’t earn any revenue from it. This continues to go on even though most of the drugs taken for cancer have been known to actually worsen the tumors over and over.
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