March 17, 2004

This morning, Nature reports that nanopulses, ultra-fast electrical pulses, may be able to cause cancer cells to commit suicide. This discovery may lead to a new type of treatment for cancer - quote:
For this reason, researchers hope to use nanopulses to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue intact. Schoenbach's team has already shown that the pulses can shrink mouse tumours by over 50%, and is working on catheters or non-invasive ways to deliver the shocks to the body.

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