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Dec 28, 2019

Scientists race to use zero gravity to kill the worst cancers

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The device has allowed Chou’s team to investigate how microgravity affects different diseases. The scientists report it has been tremendously effective so far in eliminating cancer cells.

“When placed in a microgravity environment, 80 to 90 per cent of the cells in the four different cancer types we tested – ovarian, breast, nose and lung – were disabled,” said Chou.

Normally, these are the hardest cancers to fight. Chou’s experiments, without using any drugs, managed to either kill such cells or make them “float off because they can no longer hold on.”

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