Jul 1, 2009

Killing Cancer

Sure sounds like it.

Who among us is a bio-chemist specializing in cancer pathology to explain what this means? Dr Jennifer MacDiarmid and Dr Himanshu Brahmbhatt may have added their names to history.

From Scientists kill cancer cells with 'trojan horse'

Australian scientists have developed a 'trojan horse' therapy to combat cancer, using a bacterially-derived nano cell to penetrate and disarm the cancer cell before a second nano cell kills it with chemotherapy drugs.

The 'trojan horse' therapy has the potential to directly target cancer cells with chemotherapy, rather than the current treatment that sees chemotherapy drugs injected into a cancer patient and attacking both cancer and healthy cells.

Sydney scientists Dr Jennifer MacDiarmid and Dr Himanshu Brahmbhatt, who formed EnGenelC Pty Ltd in 2001, said they had achieved 100 percent survival in mice with human cancer cells by using the 'trojan horse' therapy in the past two years.

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