Jul 15, 2017

Reprogramming Cells to Seek and Destroy Brain Cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

A new therapy for brain cancer.

A new type of cell that can seek and destroy brain cancer and then dispose of themselves has just been successfully tested in mice. The cells are able to home in on brain tumors and reduce them to between 2 to 5% of their original size[1].

This new approach could potentially give doctors a new weapon against aggressive cancers like brain cancer (glioblastoma), which normally kills in 12–15 months.

Interestingly, it only took the researchers four days to create and deploy these cells in the mice, which is an amazing accomplishment.

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