Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

New Model of Tumor Created
23.01.2009 18:38
New Model of Tumor Created
Cancer cell

When medics want to know how effective an anti-tumor agent is, they test it on cancer cells. However, in an organism cancer cells are never alone, but in the form of a dense growth a tumor. Russian scientists created a new model of a tumor for more reliable tests of new cancer treatment.
      Researchers mixed individual cells with polymer solution and formed a transparent capsule. In this capsule cells feel well they take everything they need from outside, since polymer shell allows various substances to get to cells. Shells permeability can vary by means of changing wall thickness. Capsules are about 0.5 mm in diameter.
      Such small tumor is very convenient for studying, observing its growth or degradation and testing new therapy or anti-tumor agents. Authors currently use this model for studying photodynamic therapy a promising technique for fighting cancer.
      Artificial tumors will save many laboratory animals from awful death of cancer.
      Source: Science News


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

New Mechanism for Antibiotic Resistance Discovered
Remains of Ancient Human Discovered
Solar "Soul" Studied
Moscow Ranked 38th Best City for Students
Unknown Metals Of Tolbachek Volcano

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Far East  trains  Russian Nature  third places  Russian tourism  Russian business  Krasnodar region  Vladimir Engelhardt  Sochi 2014  Siberian Cultural and Tourist Forum  Order of the Rising Sun  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Fedor Bondarchuk  terrorism  Tomsk region  Kaliningrad  Alena Akhmadullina  Alexey Navalny  Russian history  Moscow  Ossetia  Moscow Zoo  camel races  Russian regions  Russian football  Archeology  Garri Bardin  Russian architecture  Russian Cinema  Demi Lovato  Ukraine  Mars colonization  Russian Literature  Siberia  hostels in Moscow  Russian elderly  Eurasian Economic Commission  Russian politics  Exhibitions in Moscow  Film Festival  Russia-Ukraine  technology  Federal Tax Service  Vladimir Volodin  Russian parliament  Lukoil   multi-storeyed building  Higgs boson  Russian Film Distribution  Sky And Earth 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites