Chemotherapy is a frightful procedure that carries with it numerous side effects and the latest discovery is to use the sperm cells to deliver chemo drugs. This can be a promising discovery that provides better results to the patient.
Normal chemotherapy is harmful to both, normal and cancerous cells, paving way to symptoms such as nausea and vomiting that can enforce restrictions on the maximum dosage that can be tolerated by a patient. All these can be avoided if chemotherapy drugs targeted only tumors, henceforth reducing the risk of destroying healthy cells.
Researchers tried using sperm cells for a different purpose, that is to delivery cancer drugs. The sperm cells were made to take drugs for cancer in the female reproductive tract. A common chemo agent called doxorubicin was stored in sperm cells and placed in a dish that contained tiny cervical cancer cells. The sperm ran towards the cancer cells killing almost 87% of the cells within three days. Cervical cancer is elaborated in detail at www.firsteatright.com.
In another experiment, the researchers kept sperm cells inside mini four-armed magnetic harnesses. The device when in contact with a tumour caused all the arms to open and allow the drug-packed sperm to get into the tumour, similar to how they would perceive a female egg.
Called the ‘spermbots’, these can also make themselves useful in treating other conditions of the female reproductive tract, such as endometriosis and ectopic pregnancies.
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