This Is How AC/DC Songs Are Helping With Cancer


Never did anyone thought that music can help with the treatment of a disease. A team of researchers has found that an AC/DC song, when played, improves the effect of the anti-cancer drug. The song being particularly pointed out by the researchers at the University of South Australia is AC/DC’s 1990 song Thunderstruck. According to the researchers, playing the AC/DC song while preparing the anti-cancer drug camphothecin makes the medicine particles go up and down. Such medicine particles are porous in nature. They act like a micro-sponge that holds the drug between the pores. If nothing is done to protect the sponge, the drug tends to escape from the pores. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Fear Total Hearing Loss: Musicians Who Struggled With Hearing Loss The up and down movement of the particles let the researchers easily coat them with plasma cells. This, in turn, adds a layer of protection to the sponge and helps prevent early breakdown of the drug during the treatment.Like us on Facebook Till date, the researchers were able to coat just one side of the medicine particle, the one which is exposed. This was done by igniting plasma cells on the surface of the exposed side. However, such coating technique makes the drug to break down faster and also makes them circulate for long in the human system. Playing a song, like the Thunderstruck of AC/DC using a loudspeaker makes the particles bounce and vibrate. It thus helps scientists make the plasma coating consistent over the entire particle. “The overcoating resulted in a markedly slower release of the drug, and this effect correlated positively with the plasma polymer coating times, ranging from twofold up to more than 100-fold,” said the team, in a press statement. The researchers are confident that their discovery can potentially help with drug preparations in the future. The complete details of the study have been published in the journal Applied Materials & Interfaces. Photo Sources: Flickr, Flickr