Cancer reversed in frogs by hacking cells' electricity with light

时间:2019-03-07 02:17:00166网络整理admin

Eye of Science/Science Photo Library OUR bodies are electric. It’s not just our brains and hearts – almost every cell has an electrical charge, and hacking it might be a way to treat cancer. Researchers have used light to shift the charge of cancer cells in frogs, making them healthy again. It’s some way off being a human therapy, but this is the first use of a technique called optogenetics to target cancer, opening up the possibility of treatments that don’t use toxic drugs. “This is just the beginning,