We found an amazing article today on CNN.com that explained how diamonds are helping chemotherapy drugs be delivered right to their intended targets without the drugs harming healthy cells! They are known as Nanodiamonds and they are so small that hundreds of thousands can fit into the eye of a needle. The diamonds actually surround the drugs blocking them from harming normal healthy cells, then deliver the drugs to their intended targets. More importantly, the leftover diamonds do not induce inflammation in the cells once they have done their job. Amazing! Who’d have thought that the miniature version of what we wear as decoration could make the lives of cancer patients easier, and possibly saves their lives!
*Photo courtesy of CNN.com
Technorati tags: [tag-tec]nanodiamonds[/tag-tec], [tag-tec]biomedicine[/tag-tec], [tag-tec]jrdunn.com[/tag-tec], [tag-tec]fashion jewelry blog[/tag-tec]