WIS2H Cancer Research
Our studies concentrate on water, which makes up 70% of our bodies by weight, and over 98.5% of the molecules in our bodies. Water has many unique properties, each of which plays a role in evolution of life. We therefore believe that water is a vital part of life as opposed to the medium in which life occurs.
Our 1980 hypothesis was that the "structure" of water had to change before growth could happen. "Structure" is in quotes because nobody knows what that means, but it is the manner in which water molecules interact in living systems. We tested our hypothesis by scanning a grape vine in a medical MRI. All of the apical cells (growing buds) showed up as bright images in the MRI. Since MRI is actually measuring water (specifically hydrogens of water), this supported the hypothesis that water was different in growing cells. Next we performed an experiment to confirm that water in cancer cells was different from water in healthy cells.
If water structure must change before growth, then it follows that something in our bodies causes these changes. It further follows that if drugs have significant impact on our living processes, and those processes are related to changes in water structure, then one would expect drugs to modify water structure, at least as part of their action. We tested 100 very dilute solutions of drugs, hormones, chemotherapeutic agents and vitamins and found major differences between these different drugs.
Our hope is to identify drugs that modify water in cells, and use those drugs (adjunctive therapies) to enhance the action of chemotherapeutics against cancer cells, and reduce their action against healthy cells. The result is using lower doses of chemotherapeutics (less side affects), while increasing their effectiveness against cancer cells.
Below are links to information about our research.
Water makes up 70% of our bodies by weight, or 98.5% of its molecules. Its unusual properties help define living systems.
Growth studies of plants
Little understanding of what it is, but it is measureable.