Four students studying biotechnology at the modern university in Dubai have devised a way to eliminate cancer cells using a drug derived from natural substances.
"With my colleagues Asma Mohammed al-Balushi, Amr Abdel-Qader al-Bushey and Ahmed Wael Fakhreddine, I reached a way to treat cancer cells through our graduation project using the substance of honey extracted from honey, flowers and some natural materials. To find out the effect of this substance in the cancer cells lining the cervix ».
She explained that «the idea of the project depends on trying to treat cancer cells without affecting the normal cells, without leaving any side complications or the proportion of complications are minor, and then we have provided in the university laboratory environment suitable for the growth of cancer cells with normal cells, and the development of specific measurements of the drug used And left the drug with both cells for 24 hours as a first stage, it was found that he spent between 40 and 50% of the cancer cells, and then left for 48 hours as a second stage, the result was better, as the drug spent 90% of the cancer cells of Without affecting normal cells. "
"We have been able to come to the conclusion that the natural substance (crysis) can eliminate the cancer cells without the negative impact in the natural cells, and this is the first scientific experiment conducted using this drug on cancer cells," noting that the nature of their academic study «biotechnology» Prompted them to look for the effect of this substance, which was used to eliminate bacteria and inflammation, in the treatment of cancer cells.
She pointed out that they participated in the project in the exhibition and competition in science think 2019, and the project received a certificate of appreciation from the management of the exhibition.