Russian scientists have invented a new way of treating cancer - with the help of silicon nanoparticles. They are able to bring medication precisely to the affected cells. The technologies were tested successfully in mice.
Inside a special apparatus microscopic particles of silicon. The idea is simple and brilliant: - cancerous cells are delivered nanoparticles in which the drug. They do not cause the person any harm, only affect the tumor. To make the particles of silicon be sent to it to the sore area of the body is tried by scientists from MSU, MEPhI, the Russian oncological centre of Russian Academy of Sciences.
The corridors of the Institute of theoretical and experimental physics reminiscent of premises classified military facility. There are all metal doors, warning, holes for ventilation, it seems that time stopped here. But this is where we create the future of Russian and world medicine 26-year-old graduate student of Moscow state University every day watching the behavior of silicon in different conditions. When the charged drug nanoparticles still reach the tumor and surround her, he presses a button.
There are so many young people because of the research here are not an academic, and applied. The method of solving cancer with the help of silicon nanoparticles has already been tested on animals quite well, the disease began to recede. Complications in experimental mice has not happened. Using new technology, scientists expect to not only heal, but to diagnose cancer at an early stage. Nanoparticles will tell the doctors exactly where the tumor originates. It is expected that the first patients will be able to use in 5 years.
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