Dec 03, 2010 - 7:49 am
Since my Dx in May last year I've started to learn what I can and subscribe to numerous sources of info on cancer research. Nanotechnology has much potential, if you ask me.
Physorg.com had a very interesting article Nov 29 titled "Cinnamon can replace harmful chemicals to create nanoparticles", which stated, in pertinent part:"Gold nanoparticles...are used in electronics, healthcare products and as pharmaceuticals to fight cancer. Despite their positive uses, the processes to make the nanoparticles requires dangerous and extremely toxic chemicals........" Recently, researchers "mixed gold salts with cinnamon and stirred the mixture in water to synthesize gold nanoparticles. The new process uses no electricity and utilizes no toxic agents."
Imagine using a spice to carry cancer-fighting drugs into the heart of a cancer cell!!!
If you look at the period at the end of this sentence under a microscope you'll see a bunch of nanoparticles waving at you.
PS: Give nano another two years to show its potential.....steve