AC/DC Classic Used To Fight Cancer

(Classic Rock) AC/DC classic Thunderstruck is being used by scientists to improve the effect of a cancer-fighting drug, they've reported. The 1990 song, from The Razor's Edge, is being used to force medicine particles to bounce, so they can be coated with a plasma shell that helps them last longer in the human system, and therefore do more good.

Before discovering the technique, only one side of each particle could be coated, and so the camphothecin drug was broken down faster. Confirming the contents of a paper published in February, the University of South Australia's Professor Nico Voelcker tells In-Pharma: "Normally, you only form the coating on one side of the particle, the side that is exposed.

"But the other side is not going to get coated. That's where we came up with the idea of using a loudspeaker that would play into the system. It would vibrate and the particles would bounce up and down. The chaotic frequencies worked well, and give you a more homogenous coating." Read more here.

Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

AC/DC Music, DVDs, Books and more

AC/DC T-shirts and Posters

More AC/DC News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

Related Stories

AC/DC's Brian Johnson Releasing Autobiography This Fall

Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC and Foo Fighters For iHeartRadio Music Awards

AC/DC's Brian Johnson Meets Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Goes Online

AC/DC's Brian Johnson Was Told 'Back In Black' Would Never Fly

AC/DC's Bon Scott Got Unusual First Impression Of Brian Johnson

Angus Young Explains Inspiration For AC/DC Classic

AC/DC's Angus Young Shoots Down Longstanding Bon Scott Rumor

AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' Inspired By Cartoon

AC/DC Never Considered Making Album With Axl Rose

AC/DC Had To Get Malcolm Songs Out On Power Up Says Angus