(iWIDK By Allie Beauregard) – Good news for those who like a handful.
While the cure for and prevention of breast cancer is still a fighting battle, scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced this week a breakthrough in treating malignant breast cells: compressing the cells back into their original form with natural, physical pressure.
The method to these conclusions involved putting the infected cells into two groups – those untreated and those placed in tight, silicone viles.
The squished cells, with outside force, began to reform into their normal shape while the untouched cells remained disfigured.
“People have known for centuries that physical force can influence our bodies,” Huffington Post quoted researcher Gautham Venugopalan elaborating on the idea. “When we lift weights, our muscles get bigger.”
These findings can now lead scientists in the direction of knowing what it is about the cell structure that disforms when cancer sets in, since they now know how to physically move them back.
Breast cancer victims can be calmer knowing a harsh, outside medical procedure alone isn’t their only hope.