American scientists have managed to find a new way to treat cancer. Oh, how often we hear such news… But this method of cancer therapy is so simple and clear that it seems we begin to believe it.
“So Easy!” will tell you about the laboratory research of scientists from Duke University, who managed to defeat cancer with the help of ordinary alcohol. Only a lab, but… there is Hope!
Researchers from the American Duke University were able to cure squamous cell cancer in laboratory hamster introduction by injection of a gel-based ethanol directly into the tumor. The work, published in Nature Science Reports, has great potential. After all, the idea is to create a public therapy-based ethanol is common and relatively cheap substance.
Why scientists got it into his head to use alcohol? Obviously, because the answers to the most difficult questions are often under our very nose. It turns out that alcohol is the direct effects on the affected tissues are able to destroy proteins and cells dehydrate, causing their extinction.
The dose of the substance is 4 times the volume of the tumor helped to achieve a positive result in 4 of 12 laboratory hamsters. However, scientists are faced with a problem: if the tumor had no clear boundaries, ethanol simply spread, affecting neighboring healthy cells.
To solve it failed, mixing the alcohol with etilzelluloza. Such an improved drug when released into the aquatic environment of the tumor is transformed into a stable gel. This protects the healthy tissue from the harmful effects of the injection. The last drug was the most effective: 6 of 7 rodents after only a week regressed all tumors.
This is fine, of course, but the applicability of this method to the treatment of the person? Because the research was conducted on hamsters suffering from a rare tumor, characteristic of animals, and a man so treated have not tried.
Not everything that works at the cellular level or laboratory animals useful to man. Nevertheless, the results are very encouraging. Cancer treatment alcohol may become relevant in developing countries, and where there is a shortage of qualified health workers.
Different types of cancer are innumerable, and each case needs its own individual approach. This recent discovery is just one of the million steps that you need to do scientists in the fight against the deadly disease. It is not excluded that it is a step in the right direction.
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