Weightlessness fights oncology without drugs

Development of cancer treatment methodsDisease is a priority in modern medical science. Periodically, data appear on the sensational effectiveness of original methods of curing cancer, many of which do not withstand further clinical trials. A report from Australia, in the case of creating a workable treatment methodology, will be able to revolutionize the methods of treating cancer patients.

Institute of Technology ResearchersSydney, while studying the effects of weightlessness on cancer cells, came to an amazing conclusion: after 24 hours in low gravity, about 90% of these cells die.

Gravity reduction affects workliving cells and intercellular interaction. Scientists have made such a conclusion a long time ago and associated this phenomenon with the effect of mechanical unloading, which causes a decrease in the access of information to the cell relative to its environment. Such an effect leads, in particular, to the astronauts losing part of the bone tissue. However, the effects of weightlessness on healthy cells only were previously investigated.

Scientists from Sydney used a speciala gravitational stimulator in which the cancer cells of the ovary, lungs, nose and mammary gland were placed. After a day, from 80 to 90% of these cells died. Further study of the effect of weightlessness on malignant tumors will be conducted in orbit on the International Space Station.

The idea of ​​Australian scientists is notto create a hospital in orbit. Doctors seek to identify receptors and study the mechanism of intercellular communication, the effect on which leads to the death of malignant cells. This will help create medications that can mimic this effect on the cell and help the body get rid of a fatal ailment.