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