Scientists from the UK have developed a technology for the destruction of tumors using gold, reported a British media.
„A team of Cambridge University has managed with the help of nanoengineering to create an alloy of gold and the drug cisplatin, which is widely used to treat cancer patients“ – is writen in the press release of scientists.
This composite material is directed into the area affected by cancer.
The respective tissues were then subjected to a weak radiation. As a result, the gold produces an electron, which destroys the protective DNA of malignant cells. Then Cisplatin puts in motion, which destroys the affected cells.Cisplatin, in turn, is a derivative of platinum.
„We were able to completely eliminate cancer in the laboratory and to prevent its recurrence, – said one of the leaders of the team prof. M. Welland. Gold is a very important element because it is neutral to the human body and at the same time easy can be treated at nano-level.“