Friday, November 30, 2012

Leukemia-Killing Plasma Beam Could Offer New Cancer Treatments

 

(ISNS) -- Patients battling the blood cancer leukemia could one day receive a new type of treatment that uses a plasma -- a gas of electrically charged particles -- to kill cancer cells while keeping the healthy cells intact, according to new research.

"We have a really amazing device," said Mounir Laroussi, director of the laser and plasma engineering institute at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., "We can generate a beam of plasma that is around room temperature. It doesn't burn anything; it doesn't destroy or poke holes. You can touch it with your hand."

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/25139-leukemia-killing-plasma-beam-could-offer-new-cancer-treatments.html

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