Astronomers Discover New Cancer Treatment

Stargazers’ research on stars could have an impact on the human body.
Ohio State University uranologists are trying to develop a possible new radiotherapy treatment that will help combat cancer. The freshly discovered technology is designated to be harder on cancerous tumors, but softer on healthy tissue.

As astronomers, we apply basic physics and chemistry to understand what’s happening in stars. We’re very excited to apply the same knowledge to potentially treat cancer,” senior research scientist Sultana Nahar said.

The team of scientist believe that nanoparticles embedded in cancerous tumors will absorb X-rays better at particular frequencies. This will produce electron ejections that will destroy malignant cells. Using X-Ray spectroscopy scientists can predict those energies and which molecules and atoms will work better.

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