Light Activated Molecules

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In very basic layman's terms this is a new experimental treatment currently being researched that breaks both strands of DNA.

It has been found that if you only break one strand the body has the capacity to fix it, if however you are able break both strands the DNA "commits suicide".

Potential Cancer-killing molecules known as lysine conjugates can, under some circumstances e.g when you expose them to light, break both strands of DNA killing off the cancerous cell.

As of August 2007 this is still very much in the experimental stages and has come out of research done at the Florida State University.



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