Living in the Future

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Scientists have discovered a new way to destroy cancer cells. Stimulating aminocyanine molecules with near-infrared light caused them to vibrate in sync, enough to break apart the membranes of cancer cells.

Aminocyanine molecules are already used in bioimaging as synthetic dyes. Commonly used in low doses to detect cancer, they stay stable in water and are very good at attaching themselves to the outside of cells.

In tests on cultured, lab-grown cancer cells, the molecular jackhammer method scored a 99 percent hit rate at destroying the cells. The approach was also tested on mice with melanoma tumors, and half the animals became cancer-free.

David Nield
December 27, 2023
Scientists Destroy 99% of Cancer Cells in The Lab Using Vibrating Molecules

I like living in the future.


5 thoughts on “Living in the Future

  1. I’m in my mid-sixties, and having lived a major portion of life outdoors, I’ve been exposed to sunshine for long periods of time. Even where I grew up in Minnesnowta if you like doing things outside you get a lot of exposure even in the winter. Heck, I’ve gotten tanned on my face on a -20°F winter day because of the reflection from the snowpack.

    Right now I’ve got a hole in the side of my nose where a skin cancer used to be; the Mohs surgeon said it’ll take 5 or 6 weeks to close up and heal. Having a hole rather than a cancer strikes me as a fair bargain.

    I’ve got a feeling that having moved to a higher elevation in NW Wyoming may also be playing a role in the furtherance of skin cancers since the UV light is much stronger here above some of the thicker atmosphere found in MN. But between all of the things I love to do (motorcycling, fishing, hiking, hunting, photography) I’ve got a feeling that more of these cancers will be popping up.

    It would be nifty if they could accelerate the development of this type of treatment in time for it to be used in my life, or what remains of it.

  2. Medical tech is good, and it would be wonderful to see life, lived better for longer.
    Like Rolf I just can’t help but think about how much has been buried, suppressed, or just forgotten.
    Like the Roman steam engine that was used as a carnival display.
    Or the German system for making ethanol from its constituent elements. Rather than the wasteful, tax-paid system Archer-Daniels-Midlands uses with fermented corn.
    Corporate greed has held us back for so long it’s unthinkable.
    Maybe it’s way passed time to expose both cancer and greed to the light of day?

  3. Sounds vaguely reminiscent of the work of Royal Ramond Rife. I question if this is as “new” as it claims.

    A recent study also concluded that aspirin (acetal salicylic acid, aka willow bark in vinegar) also kills cancer. Who knows… but might explain the more recent efforts to vilify and repace it.

  4. This isn’t completely new, it has been known for decades that you can do this with gold nanoparticles.

    What’s interesting to me here, is that this has the potential to be quite a bit cheaper, and uses a chemical that is already approved for use in humanoids. So this might be able to be used as a real treatment much sooner than some kind of brand-new exotic chemical.

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