Harnessing sperm to treat gynecological diseases

Delivering drugs specifically to cancer cells is one approach researchers are taking to minimize treatment side effects. Stem cells, bacteria and other carriers have been tested as tiny delivery vehicles. Now a new potential drug carrier to treat gynecological conditions has joined the fleet: sperm. Scientists report that they have exploited the swimming power of sperm to ferry a cancer drug directly to a cervical tumor in lab tests….

Delivering drugs specifically to cancer cells is one approach researchers are taking to minimize treatment side effects. Stem cells, bacteria and other carriers have been tested as tiny delivery vehicles. Now a new potential drug carrier to treat gynecological conditions has joined the fleet: sperm. Scientists report that they have exploited the swimming power of sperm to ferry a cancer drug directly to a cervical tumor in lab tests….