Cervical cancer is a cancerous form that attacks the superficial cells of the cervix. Cervical cancer is one of the relatively rare diseases in Austria and the western world in general. And through early examinations and the PAP smear, the disease can be well diagnosed. Nevertheless, the education is still poor, especially when it comes to a corresponding vaccination, HPV vaccine. Although the vaccine is recommended from the age of 9, it is still not one of the best known protective measures.
Fast sperm as a transporter.
But the researchers are working not only on better vaccinations, but also on curing the disease. And here was a big step in the fight against cancer cells. Experts from the Chemnitz University of Technology and the Leibniz Institute in Dresden have experimented with sperm. These turned out to be shooting stars of the experiments. Cattle sperm were provided with a so-called tetrapod, which was coated with iron. The researchers were able to control the sperm by means of a magnetic field. Then the nimble things were loaded with a drug used to treat cervical cancer. One steered the sperm in the direction of the cancer cell and released there the active substance freely. According to the scientists, the drug destroyed the cancer cells after a short time. Sperm can not only transport considerable quantities, but are programmed to move quickly and purposefully. The scientists are sure that research in this direction will lead to great results.