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Wireless wearable technology developed to inhibit spread of cancer

6th December 2017

UK researchers have developed new wireless wearable devices that could be used to combat cancer by preventing tumour cells from growing.

Created by Nottingham University, the device uses wireless technology placed on the skin to produce an electric field that affects the behaviour of targeted cells inside the body.

This builds on the current understanding that cancerous cells experience a change in the way they expel electrons to their immediate surroundings, which is believed to be a means of increasing their cell proliferation rate.

Dr Frankie Rawson, of the regenerative medicine and cellular therapies division at Nottingham University's school of pharmacy, said: "We believe that by using an electrical input to stop that external electron transfer, we can stop or slow the cells proliferating, and stop the tumour growing."

3D printing methods are being used to develop devices with precise geometries that can be placed discreetly on the outside of the body, meaning that patients will not require invasive surgery to experience their benefits.

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