Engineered metal nanoparticles in the sub-nanomolar levels kill cancer cells

Vitaly J. Vodyanoy, Yasmine Daniels, Oleg Pustovyy, William MacCrehan, Shin Muramoto, Gheorghe Stan Stan
  • International Journal of Nanomedicine, April 2016, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/ijn.s101463

What is it about?

Small metal particles composed of 50 atoms kill cancer cells but spare normal cells. The particles of zinc, copper, gold, silver, and platinum are normally present in human and animal blood. These particles carry different functions and one of them to kill cancer cells. The population of these useful particles can be depleted due to toxins, stress, infections, malnutrition, and many other factors. When it happens, our system cannot function properly, and most importantly, cannot kill cancer cells.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Vitaly Vodyanoy and Oleg Pustovyy