November 2, 2007

Sending Cancer a Signal

John Kanzius only had nine months to live, he doesn't even have a bachelor's degree, and yet he has developed one of the most promising cancer treatment in years -- and a method of producing hydrogen to boot.  Read the article, it's quite interesting and inspiring.  When radio waves strike metal, the metal heats up... but radio waves pass through the human body without harm.  So, if the docs inject a person with metallic nanoparticles that bind with cancer cells, and then the person is subjected to radio waves -- the nanoparticles heat up and burn away the cancer.  The even better news is that the nanoparticles are so small they would be able to bind to cancer cells the doctors can't even find.

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