Friday, July 29, 2011

Nano Gold Successfully Tackles Cancer

In the meantime, recall that a researcher at MIT showed us that gold nanoparticles sized around 20 nm will preferentially accumulate in cancer cells taking advantage of specific characteristics.  This was published a year and a half ago.

Four hours after injection, treatment by radio waves caused a temperature rise of several degrees causing the death of the cells.  This happens to be a surgical resolution.  The mice were cured.

All I know is that were I diagnosed with cancer tomorrow, I would immediately source the appropriate dose and surgically remove any cancer cells.

What ever the case, gold nano particles are obviously around and fairly modest testing equipment is also extant.  I am not suggesting this happens to be a do it yourself project, but any reasonably intelligent medically trained person should be able to apply the protocol.

Care with the radio wave dose easily avoids any possible harm.  In fact an initial pass with the anticipated radio dose before actual injection allows the patient to inform the operator as to any serious anomalies and also confirm effectiveness.

The real promise of gold nano particle therapy, provided the cell modification aspect holds up for all cancers, is that this is a direct independent surgical method for which the body has no defense for and which in fact eliminates all cancers.  What is more important is that nano gold therapy is already accepted as a treatment medium and cannot be blocked easily.

Gold nanoparticles bring scientists closer to a treatment for cancer

by Staff Writers

Southhampton UK (SPX) Jul 15, 2011

Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed smart nanomaterials, which can disrupt the blood supply to cancerous tumours.

The team of researchers, led by Physics lecturer Dr Antonios Kanaras, showed that a small dose of goldnanoparticles can activate or inhibit genes that are involved in angiogenesis - a complex process responsible for the supply of oxygen and nutrients to most types of cancer.

"The peptide-functionalised gold nanoparticles that we synthesised are very effective in the deliberate activation or inhibition of angiogenic genes," said Dr Kanaras.

The team went a step further to control the degree of damage to the endothelial cells using laser illumination. Endothelial cells construct the interior of blood vessels and play a pivotal role in angiogenesis.

The researchers also found that the gold particles could be used as effective tools in cellular nanosurgery.

Dr Kanaras adds: "We have found that gold nanoparticles can have a dual role in cellular manipulation. Applying laser irradiation, we can use the nanoparticles either to destroy endothelial cells, as a measure to cut the blood supply to tumours, or to deliberately open up the cellular membrane in order to deliver a drug efficiently."

The researchers have published two related papers (NanoLett. 2011, 11 (3), 1358? Small 2011, 7, No. 3, 388?) with another one submitted for publication and four more planned throughout this year. Their major target is to develop a complete nanotechnology toolkit to manipulate angiogenesis.

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