On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, Dr. Heshu Rahman, Chairwoman of Medical Laboratory Sciences at Komar university of science and technology presented a seminar on using nanocomposites in cancer treatment.
Nanomedicine has multiple applications including the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Zinc oxide nanocomposites are among the most useful metal nanoparticles in this approach. Physical, chemical, thermal, mechanical properties, and also suitable surface characteristics, make zinc nanoparticles to offer a great potential in many biomedical applications, such as cellular therapy, tissue repair, drug delivery, and gene therapy. The unique and novel properties of zinc oxide nanoparticles using natural plant product is to decrease drug expenditure, drug administration, side effects and improved efficacy of diagnosis, targeting, and treatment of tumors.
Collectively, the exposure of cancer cells to Zinc oxide nanocomposites produced significant cytotoxicity, with an apoptotic response, but not in a normal cell line. Thus, providing new opportunities for safe delivery of Zinc oxide nanocomposites and application in anticancer therapy.
The attendees included physicians, researchers faculty members and senior students of the MLS department. The attendees have shown interest in the subject and asked many questions. Dr. Jalal Saeed, VP of Academic Affairs, presented the certificate of appreciation to Dr. Heshu for her seminar and published papers on the subject.
More details about the announcement and the seminar can be found HERE (abstract in English and Kurdish).