Do cancer cells oscillate?

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Do cancer cells oscillate?
« on: 01/02/2016 18:37:58 »
Hi, I am sixteen and captivated by biology. I am fascinated by the intricacy of the human body, and I am especially intrigued by cancer and the way it mutates; I think a long term dream would be to cure cancer and to make the cure readily available. The reason I am posting this is because I have unanswered questions such as, do cells oscillate or make any kind of noise and if so do cancer cells make noise, if the answer is yes then this means you could use the sound receptors in your auditory nerves, that pick up sound waves and genetically engineer a phagocyte to use the receptors to find the cancer cell and use engulftion to destroy the cancer cell. This is one of many ideas that I have and I am bursting with others, questions about sarcomeres and changing the way they act to cure muscle loss in cerebral palsy and using the disease osteoslatis which turns tendon to bone to form a skeletal ball around the tumour thus cutting off the oxygen supply, these are just a few and i have many more. I have looked to Google but I have found little to nothing. I am looking for answers and I am hoping this thread and replies could be the place and have the people to help me out.

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« Last Edit: 04/02/2016 10:19:21 by Mitch Ashdown »

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Re: Do cancer cells oscillate?
« Reply #1 on: 01/02/2016 19:46:47 »
Hello Mitch

This item we have published in the recent past is relevant to your query and will probably be of interest to you:

Using sound to detect cancer spread:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/science-news/news/1000831/

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Re: Do cancer cells oscillate?
« Reply #2 on: 02/02/2016 10:27:23 »
Quote from: Mitch Ashdown
do cells oscillate or make any kind of noise?
Muscle cells make noise when they contract.
I have heard that sharks can detect these noises.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonomyography