Scientists Develop “Nanomachines” That Can Penetrate and Kill Cancer Cells

When body cells develop out of control and spread to other parts of the body, it is called cancer.

Constant cell division in cancer causes it to penetrate surrounding tissue and develop solid tumors. Killing the cancer cells is a common component of cancer therapy.

Estimates for 2020 state that there were 1.8 million new cases of cancer identified in the US, and 600,000 individuals died from the disease.

The most prevalent cancers are colon, lung, breast, and prostate cancers.

The average age of a cancer patient at diagnosis is 66, and 25% of all new cancer diagnoses are made in people between the ages of 65 and 74.

Proteins play a role in every biological activity and utilise mechanical movements to change their structural properties.

They are known as biological "nanomachines" because even minute structural variations in proteins have a significant influence on biological functions.

Researchers have concentrated on the creation of nanomachines that resemble proteins in order to implement movement in the biological environment.