Nanoparticle may Stop Tumour Growth

  • Using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets can help prevent a cancerous tumour from growing, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
  • The scientists used novel methods to create nanoparticles from calcium carbonate that were injected intravenously into a mouse model to treat solid tumours.
  • The compound changed the pH of the tumour environment, from acidic to more alkaline, and kept the cancer from growing.