Navigation Links
Mutated Viruses Can Cure Tumors

Scientists claim that some kinds of live mutated viruses can cure tumors in animals and humans. Scientists led by Moira Brown from the University of Glasgow treated a patient with an aggressive //form of brain cancer after finding the method safe in animals, the New Scientist reported.

A mutation of the herpes virus was injected into the patient who had been given only four months to live in 1997. But, eight years later he is still alive and his tumor has gone, the report said.

They used the same method on another patient who took part in the trial and got similar success. The patient is still alive and a further 10 cancer sufferers were able to live months longer than expected, it said.

Brown and his team are now going beyond creating a simple mutant and "arming" viruses to make cancer cells commit suicide or to make the body's own immune system turn on them.

This would seem the perfect biological weapon against cancer because viruses excel at killing cells, which is the goal of any cancer therapy.

Viruses engineered to target only cancer cells would be a "precision weapon" because they can take out thousands of cancerous cells per every healthy cell they kill. Chemotherapy drugs only destroy around six cancerous cells for every healthy cell.

No oncolytic viruses, meaning those that cause cancer cells to burst, have yet been approved. The technique appears to be safe with only flu-like symptoms reported as the only adverse effects seen in trials so far.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Gene Responsible For Mammary Gland Function, When Mutated Results in Leukemias
2. Mutated Gene and Bad Habits can Lead to Age-related Macular Degeneration
3. New Molecule that can stop the growth of Viruses
4. Screening Of Blood Samples For Viruses
5. Stopping The Growth Of Viruses
6. Stopping The Growth Of Viruses
7. Mass Spectrometry to Identify Viruses
8. Safety of Cancer Therapeutic Viruses Enhanced
9. Viruses Can Cross Species Barrier
10. Understanding the Evolution of Viruses a little more Clearly
11. Cancer-Killing Viruses Employ Multiple Mechanisms
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. ... solutions to the network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A ... 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the ... history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes ... Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , ... advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong ... Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. ... to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced ... feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a ... has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Story Highlights: ... the health care industry is causing providers to review ... Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for health care ... cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization and ... outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel ... with significant unmet needs, today announced the closing ... 6,400,000 shares of common stock, at the public ... the shares in the offering were offered by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components ... replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: