In the laboratory of University of Nizhny Novgorod began to develop 3 drugs for the treatment of cancer.
In the laboratory, Nizhny Novgorod state University in collaboration with the leading scientific centers of Russia are developing 3 drugs for the treatment of cancer. At the core of each of them nanoparticles, which unmistakably find a tumor and metastases. To see the nanoparticle is possible only through electron microscope. This kind of transport platform. It contains the right components. The main cargo is a therapeutic drug, but there are other molecules. Some are responsible for targeted delivery, i.e. for accumulation in pathological lesions, others for visualization.
Thanks to them, the borders of the tumor are visible in the optical scanner. The project is led by a Professor from the Australian Macquarie University Andrey Zvyagin. Scientists believe that the most effective way of treatment of oncological diseases combined. so in one of nanopreparations has managed to combine the action of immunotoxin - poison that kills affected cells, and a radioactive isotope.
Most importantly, the technology used allows toxins to accumulate in healthy tissues. To treat people the latest nanopreparations will be possible in 10 years at best, say the developers. There is still a lot of tests and trials.