RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS HAVE MADE A NEW BREAKTHROUGH IN CANCER TREATMENT.
Russian scientists have made a new breakthrough in cancer treatment.
The tumor does not need to be killed – its cells can be turned into normal ones
inside the body. And with its help, you can grow new cells and
even create artificial intelligence.
Russian scientists from the ATG Service Gen company got close to the secret
cures for cancer. In the current work of the laboratory, it was possible to call
differentiation of tumor cells into normal neurons and get neurons “in
test tube.” The resulting neurons had a classic appearance and began
connect with axons and dendrites. In the test tube, a whole
neural network! The observed phenomenon has many meanings, both for science and
The “transformation” of tumor cells into normal ones, so to speak, is known in vitro
for a long time. That is, the culture of cancer cells, under the influence of certain external
factors, is transformed into cell cultures of any tissue. The company has proven
that one of the widely known growth factors used in medicine,
causes such a transformation. Now it is possible to even receive neurons in
“The uniqueness of our study is that we discovered new additional
conditions under which tumor cells can be converted into neurons. The more
such “conditions” will become known to science, the faster we will create an effective
anticancer therapy,” noted biotechnologist, candidate of sciences Ilya
However, tumor cells in the body – that is, a tumor physically in the body –
do not show this phenomenon. Here science collides with the most fundamental
the question is the relationship of the organism with the tumor. Cancer cells in vitro can become
normal, and in the composition of the body – this is a statistically unreliable phenomenon.
Returning to the obtained neurons, it is important to note that they are absolutely normal.
and ready to go to work. It is promising to use them, replacing damaged neurons
in a number of neurological diseases.
“In practice, this means that if a tumor is isolated inside the body from
influence of nervous and metabolic pathways, then it can be differentiated into
normal cells. Thus, not for the treatment of the tumor is not necessary to kill. Need
follow the path of its transformation into normal cells. The second important practical
application: nerve cells can be obtained artificially in any quantities, and this
way for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases – dystrophies, Alzheimer’s,
Parkinson. The third practical application is the creation of an artificial brain or
intelligence,” says Ilya Dukhovlinov.
But here the question arises to what extent it – the brain or the intellect – will be artificial.
These are still living cells, albeit generated by the method of bioengineering. What will happen,
if you create a mass of cells commensurate with the mass of the brain, and give them the opportunity to interact with the environment? Big work ahead to explore
applications of this technology.