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Cancer reversed in frogs by hacking cells' electricity with light

作者:皇埽偻    发布时间:2017-11-19 05:00:09    

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,

 

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