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Scientists say they have developed cancer killing virus
SEOUL (AFP)—South Korean scientists have said they have developed a new genetically altered strain of virus which is highly efficient in targeting and killing cancer cells.

The new therapy developed by the team from Yonsei University uses a genetically-engineered form of the adenovirus, which normally causes colds.

The adenovirus was implanted with a human gene that is related to the production of relaxin, a hormone associated with pregnancy.

When injected into cancerous tumors, the virus quickly multiplies in the cancer cells and kills them, the team said.
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The new adenovirus can target only cancer cells and does not harm normal cells, the team said.


Full article here: http://www.seedmagazine.com/news/2006/10/scientists_say_cancerkilling_v.php?utm_source=seedmag-main&utm_medium=rss

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jojotdklown From: jojotdklown Date: October 19th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
glorious!
dennison From: dennison Date: October 20th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
So... if this is the "miracle cure" what kind of rammifications could it have on the world? People living longer, higher population, less deaths....

It could be a good thing, it could be a bad thing. Then again, I won't see the overpopulation so I guess it's good.

Overpopulation could lead to space travel.... hmmmm.... I think I've lost my mind.
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: October 20th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
With a 90% success rate, it's a really good thing, however, I think there are still issues with the fact that it's a modified virus with human characteristics, virii are imfamous for mutating. Hence, why we can't cure things like HIV. More importantly, what if this virus mutates and becomes harmful.
trisha77 From: trisha77 Date: October 29th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have always thought if they could target the tumors and cut off any blood supply to them, they would die. Seems simple enough, hmmm
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