Monday, August 1, 2011

Photovoltaic chemotherapy medicine

As many know, the most commonly used for diseases autoimmune type and more than anything else in cancer, treatment is chemotherapy, but of course, has its negative side relating mainly the hair loss, passing by nausea, vomiting, and even loss of appetite, as a result of the toxic treatment effect.

A group of students from the University of Texas at El Paso (United States) is working on a modification to the treatment of chemotherapy that employs a renewable source of energy, improving the living conditions of those who suffer from cancer and significantly reducing toxic levels.

Today, the chemotherapy drugs are entered into the bloodstream where they travel by different bodies until finally contact with the target being patients systematically with side effects mentioned above, usually caused by not being able to "sharpen" these drugs to the tumour tissue.

This project, currently in phase of analysis, uses small photovoltaic panels that will allow free drugs only into the tumour, tissue contact activating using an infrared light or laser, which are able to traverse tissues in a depth of up to 10 centimeters.

Taken from a renewable energy source, this amendment will change the treatment of chemotherapy and it significantly the negative effects of treatment, so expect a full success in its development (currently in testing phase)

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