Here's today's feel-good story:
Scientists believe that a large dose of iron could be used to kill off prostate cancer cells that were once thought to be drug-resistant.
Iron carries oxygen to red blood cells which is important, but large amounts of it can kill the cells. Dr. Chunhong Yan of the Medical College of Georgia and his team are hopeful that using iron to fight the stubborn cells will help combat the disease.
“When the cell takes up iron, it goes through different processes, which generate a lot of ROS,” said Dr. Yan. “What we are trying to do is take advantage of this side effect to treat prostate cancer.”