3/8/2013 7:31:39 AM
A University of Central Florida chemist has come up with a unique way to kill certain cancer cells – give them acid reflux.
Chemistry professor Kevin Belfield used a special salt to make cancer cells more acidic – similar to the way greasy foods cause acid reflux in some people. He used a light-activated, acid-generating molecule to make the cells more acidic when exposed to specific wavelengths of light, which in turn kills the bad cells. The surrounding healthy cells stay intact.
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