Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Gold Standard

It appears that money and jewelery and chip manufacturing are not the only things gold is good for.

His idea might have sounded crazy but he wasn't. Here are the basics of his idea.

Radio waves for the most part are harmless but they will heat certain metals. Gold is one of those metals and was also previously FDA-approved for use in humans.

A lab provided Kanzius with what is essentially gold, broken down into the tiniest possible size. They're called nanoparticles.

These nanoparticles are injected into a cancer patient and are attracted to the abnormalities of the cancerous cells, attaching themselves to those bad cells. What's more, the nanoparticles ignore healthy cells.

The patient is then exposed to radio waves and only the bad cells heat up and die. The healthy cells, which have no metal on them, are not warmed up at all and are unaffected.

Early, crude experiments done on hot dogs in his garage seemed to work. In 2004, Kanzius showed the results to a prominent cancer researcher.

"He said, 'You know this is the most amazing thing I've ever read in my life,'" proudly recalls Kanzius.

Today Kanzius has several universities working on his research and a manufacturer now builds clinical-sized versions of the machine he first built with radio parts and his wife's pie pans.
It is an amazing story of how technology and pie pans meet compassion. Read the whole thing.

H/T no justice, no peace commenter at Durham in Wonderland

1 comment:

Snake Oil Baron said...

This is the same gent and even the same research that lead him to claim that he could generate hydrogen by exposing salt water to his radio wave generator. The media reported on it and claimed that some engineers had a look and were impressed. Unfortunately the story did not explain well that this would still be a means of using energy to liberate hydrogen and not an energy source itself and I don't know if that aspect of the discovery panned out or is still being looked at or not.

The cancer aspect is interesting; similar to drugs that people are attempting to designed to target cancer cells but using a physical process rather than a chemical one were side effects can be unanticipated.