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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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