Iridium—the world’s second densest metal—can kill cancer cells by filling them with a deadly version of oxygen, while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.
These chemicals, called polyphenols, have been shown to selectively kill or prevent the growth of cancer cells – and could be used to develop new, less toxic, treatments for the disease, even in cases where cancers have proven resistant to other treatments.
Anti-cancer protein has the ability to cause the death only of cancer cells.
Genetically engineered stem cells from bone marrow showed promise as a potential new way to deliver a cancer-killing protein to tumors, British researchers said.
Possible cancer cure in the near future? Maybe..This major find certainly helps.
Ten years ago, William Fenical of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography isolated from an ocean-living fungus a compound that has since shown the ability to kill cancer cells in the lab. Now, for the first time, MIT chemists have synthesized the compound, an advance that could open the door to new drug treatments for cancer. Continue reading… “Fungal Compound With Anti Cancer Activity”