Skip to comments.Engineer Finds Way to Pull Diseases From Blood Using Magnets
Posted on 11/15/2019 9:52:52 AM PST by Theoria
A British engineer has found a way to filter unwanted cells from blood using magnets and his tool could be used in clinical trials as soon as next year.
Thanks to existing research, biochemical scientist George Frodsham knew it was possible to force magnetic nanoparticles to bind to specific cells in the body. But while other researchers did so primarily to make those cells show up in images, he wondered whether the same technique might allow doctors to remove unwanted cells from the blood.
When someone has a tumour you cut it out, he told The Telegraph. Blood cancer is a tumour in the blood, so why not just take it out in the same way?
To that end, he created MediSieve, a treatment technology that works similarly to dialysis, by removing a patients blood and infusing it with magnetic nanoparticles designed to bind to a specific disease. It then uses magnets to draw out and trap those cells before pumping the filtered blood back into the patient.
The idea is that doctors could run a persons blood through the machine several times until their levels of the disease are low enough to be wiped out by drugs or even the patients own immune system.
Frodshams team is currently awaiting approval from the United Kingdoms Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to trial the system on patients infected with the malaria parasite, which is naturally magnetic thanks to its consumption of its own iron-based waste product.
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I think I saw this movie. it didn’t turn out well though.
I was at a friends house and he has magnets that keep his hot tub clean. No chemicals, no chlorine and the water was crystal clear.
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That is the work of the mind of a genius.
This sounds like chelation,nonly in reverse...the metallic particles attach to the bacteria as opposed to the removal of metals from the blood.
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Fun fact: blood has enough iron that you could make a sword from 400 of your enemies.
Me too! Didn’t the leeches get radiated and become giant and take over the world? I think it starred that cinematic super icon Vincent Price!
I am interested in this. Do you have any more information? I looked it up with duck duck go and didn’t find anything. Thanks!
I can’t remember. Too long ago.
Bro if that’s important use google this one time.
Can they do this with cholesterol and triglycerides?
Maybe they can use a magnet to pull 30 quick pounds off of me :)
This concept has been around for 10 years.
Still a good post, though.
You have gotta love engineers. Always thinking.
Engineer Finds Way to Pull Diseases From Blood Using Magnets
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