In an unbelievable breakthrough in medicine, scientists from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico have found a cure for Human Papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 150 variants of this virus and it is known to cause a majority of cases of cervical cancer. Unfortunately, this type of cancer is also becoming very common today. According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is steadily becoming the major cause of death among women cancer patients.
However, thanks to the efforts of Dr Eva Ramon Gallegos and her team, a cure for this virus has been found. In research spanning two decades, Dr Gallegos has found a treatment for HPV by means of a non-invasive process called photodynamic therapy.
In this process, a drug called photosensitizer is injected into the blood of the patient. Post this, the patient is exposed to light by means of fibre-optic cables or laser. Once the drug comes in contact with the light, it releases a form of reactive oxygen that damages the affected cells. Using this process, Dr Gallegos was able to successfully eliminate the virus from 29 patients that were afflicted with HPV.
Remarkably, this therapy does not have any side effects nor does it cause any collateral damage to the body of the patient. Also, this process reportedly only eliminates the cancer cells and does not impact the healthy ones, making it safe and effective.
Dr Gallegos is an expert in the fields of nanobiotechnology and biomedical sciences. In the past, she also detected an effective and economical way of detecting HPV among women.