Thursday, 5 February, 2004, 02:16 GMT
Doctors may one day be able to use powerful electric fields to help destroy cancer cells from outside.
US researchers say they can use energy pulses – which last a tiny fraction of a second – to attack the cell without harming its healthy neighbours. The pulses do not physically destroy the cell, but appear to start a process which makes them “commit suicide”.
The technique, reported in New Scientist magazine, could also be used to tackle obesity, say experts. Currently, surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy are used to destroy cancer cells. The “nanopulse” system is closest to radiotherapy, but may perhaps offer a gentler alternative to radiation.
Hmmm. Some of these scientists are reading web pages of Rifers! Maybe this one, since I’m the only one I know who is killing fat cells with specific frequencies. The real news is that the laboratory scientists are starting to see the mechanism. The frequencies don’t kill the cells. They alter the calcium metabolism which results in cell death.
So here is another one for the lab scientists to investigate. There is a frequency which appears to destroy muscle cells and cause cellular regeneration, similar to the effect of lifting weights. This is my latest experiment which some of my colleagues are testing.