Studies demonstrated in the lab have not yet hit mainstream
It sounds too good to be true, yet a major breakthrough for cancer could see the disease be treated with sound instead of chemotherapy.
Not only is this remarkable that something as abstract as sound can hold such power, but it could mean the end of aggressive chemo or radiation that is invasive and toxic on the body.
It would also mean patients using the technology would keep their hair as they recover.
It’s all thanks to a man named Anthony Holland, the former Associate Professor and Director of Music Technology at Skidmore College in New York, who masterminded the research that discovered soundwaves can kill cancer cells.
He later spoke about his findings in a TEDx talk, where he discussed that cancer cells and other microorganisms have a structure similar to that of liquid crystal.
You might not know it, but liquid crystal is everywhere – on laptop computers, TV screens, clocks and navigation systems – and it allows us to live in a digital age.
The technology works by blocking light, meaning when you watch TV on an LCD screen, electronic signals are being sent to change the color and shape of the crystals.
Similarly, by sending electronic signals to cancer cells through a process called Oscillating Pulsed Electric Fields, Holland states he is able to get them to change their shape as well.
While his studies have been demonstrated in the laboratory with cells in petri dishes, they remain to be introduced into mainstream.
We can only hope this treatment is introduced sooner rather than later.
(Source: inspodaily.co.uk; July 19, 2021; https://tinyurl.com/yjqjoffc)