In a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Oncology, scientists have uncovered a potential “electrical language” that could be used to communicate with and even kill breast cancer cells.
The study was led by Dr. Massimo Simionato of the University of Padua in Italy, and it involved looking at the electrical properties of cancer cells. The team specifically focused on the “membrane potential,” which is the difference in electric charge between the inside and outside of a cell.
The team found that, in breast cancer cells, the membrane potential was much higher than in healthy cells. This difference in potential could be used to target breast cancer cells with electrical signals that would disrupt their function or even kill them.
The study is still in its early stages, and more research is needed to confirm the findings and to develop a potential treatment based on this “electrical language.” However, the results are promising and could lead to a new way to fight breast cancer.
A new study has found that breast cancer cells may communicate with each other using electrical signals. This discovery could lead to new ways to treat the disease.
The research was conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. They found that when breast cancer cells are grown in a laboratory, they form networks of electrical connections. These connections allow the cells to share information and coordinate their activities.
The scientists believe that this electrical communication may be important for the development and progression of breast cancer. In particular, it may help cancer cells to spread to other parts of the body.
Currently, there are no treatments that target this electrical communication. However, the findings suggest that it may be possible to develop new treatments that could interfere with the electrical signals and prevent the cancer from spreading.
This is an exciting discovery that could lead to new and better treatments for breast cancer. However, further research is needed to confirm the findings and to develop effective treatments.