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Post by tjaymac » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:17 pm

Hie

I am doing this project on the use of photosensitiser to eradicate tumour cells.

Initially i will turn normal cells into tumour cells, in laboratory mice, then inject the sensitiser, wait a few days/weeks, with the hope only tumour cells selectively absorb the chemical, expose the mice to red/far-red light, then watch and observe1

Tell me how does this sound?As yet i havent thought of the variables to investigate their effects.
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Post by sdekivit » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:47 pm

what are your contorls in this experiments ? How are you getting the sensitiser only in tumorcells ? That will be a major step forward where many scientist are stuck on. And does it work for all types of cancer or are you only inverstigating the virus-induced cancers. And because there are many types of viruses which can cause many different types of cancers (probably with different receptors sets/different targets in signal transduction and so on), how are you going to take this into account ?

Sounds like this is way oversimplified.

I think the hardest step in your investigation would be the specifically targetting of the tumorcells.

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Post by victor » Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:29 am

I think I've read in the National Geographic Magazine june edition about Nanotechnology and it said that (I dunno whether it's theorically or reality) the substance will be absorbed by all cells, but, when photosensitiser is run to those cells, only tumor cells which will be affected.

I dunno how's the mechanism but I can think that this substances will bind with some receptors which are only located in tumor cells and become activated when it absorb infrared wavelength..

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Post by victor » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:03 pm

and for another method, please visit this. It's still inside this site, so you don't have to travel far :lol:

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Post by tjaymac » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:47 pm

Thanks guys for the support.

It so unfortunate, earlier on i had typed in some stuff in response to all these suggestions and views but then i dont know how my page got to refresh clearing all the work i had typed.

I will re-do that pretty soon.
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Post by bio_is_my_best_friend » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:51 am

Project X? I saw Xmen3, does that count?

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Post by tjaymac » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:25 am

Well i bet it does....but ve'nt watched X Men 3 yet.
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