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April 19, 2016 Comments Off on Scientists found new micro-bubble technology that can shoot drug to deep cancer cells Views: 760 Health

Scientists found new micro-bubble technology that can shoot drug to deep cancer cells

A team of scientists in Singapore has discovered a new, non-invasive and safe way to send cancer drugs deep into cancer affected cells.  This invention is the first kind that allows delivering the drugs for cancer deep into tumor affected cells directly within a few milliseconds. The lead researcher of the invention is Xu Chenji who is working as assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The team of scientists were successfully tested these micro-sized gas bubbles in mice. These bubbles will be directed to gather around specific cancer cells by using magnets. The micro-sized bubbles are vibrated through ultrasound which gives them energy to drug particles direct to the targeted cancer affected area. It can penetrate in depth of 50 cells.

The main feature of these micro bubbles is its magnetic power itself. When they injected to bloodstream scientist can gather them around cancer cells using this magnetic power and ensure that they cannot kill healthy cells. Also it reaches cancer cells on the surface and also inside the core of the tumor.

The new invention is giving strong hope to the field of cancer treatments.  It has fewer side effects than any other treatment for cancer and it is low cost also.

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