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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: scientizscht on 27/02/2019 13:17:04

Title: What are the available methods to kill cells?
Post by: scientizscht on 27/02/2019 13:17:04
Hello,

Let's say you hold a cell. How can you kill it?

What are all the available methods?
Title: Re: What are the available methods to kill cells?
Post by: chiralSPO on 27/02/2019 13:35:49
A few come to mind:

heat (>50 C)
cold (< 8 C)
EM radiation (any frequency microwave through gamma, possibly different intensities required)
Particle radiation (α, β, or β+)
mechanical force (pushing, pulling, twisting)
chemical (oxidizing, reducing, acid, base, electrophile, nucleophile, targeted inhibitor of cell function)
biological (virus, or phagocyte)
depriving it of nutrients

cells are delicate
Title: Re: What are the available methods to kill cells?
Post by: scientizscht on 27/02/2019 17:21:54
Nice
Can you kill it with catalysts? Inorganic or organic? Or other molecules?
Also can you kill it with electricity?
Title: Re: What are the available methods to kill cells?
Post by: Bored chemist on 27/02/2019 19:24:07
Can you kill it with catalysts? Inorganic or organic? Or other molecules?
There are so many things in those three categories that it's like asking " can I use 'things that are blue' in a workshop?"
Title: Re: What are the available methods to kill cells?
Post by: scientizscht on 27/02/2019 19:41:46
Can you kill it with catalysts? Inorganic or organic? Or other molecules?
There are so many things in those three categories that it's like asking " can I use 'things that are blue' in a workshop?"

I know but I am looking about researched and developed or specific feasible solutions.
Title: Re: What are the available methods to kill cells?
Post by: Bored chemist on 27/02/2019 19:44:47
So, you know it's not a reasonable question to ask.

But you ask anyway.
Why?
Title: Re: What are the available methods to kill cells?
Post by: scientizscht on 27/02/2019 23:09:27
Because I am looking for specific researched and developed or specific feasible solutions.
Title: Re: What are the available methods to kill cells?
Post by: alancalverd on 28/02/2019 05:41:59
It's easier to offer a solution if you state the problem.