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apoggy
14-02-2005, 10:43 PM
US scientists hope to be able to use a harmless form of the Aids virus to seek and destroy cancer cells.

A University of California team found an "impotent" version of HIV, with the disease-causing parts of it removed, tracked down cancer cells in mice.

The next step would be to insert a gene into the virus that would kill the cancer upon contact.

The team told Nature Medicine more safety studies were needed before such a method could be tested in humans.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4257783.stm

Jacoby
14-02-2005, 10:57 PM
Yay! *Starts smoking*

marry rich people
15-02-2005, 12:18 AM
Sort of ironic considering AIDS is a virus that hurts the immune system and prevents the body from fighting diseases yet a form of it can fight cancer...

apoggy
15-03-2005, 02:41 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4348281.stm

Scientists have found a way to block the development of cancer by putting tumour cells into a permanent coma

Shame they cant legally put people into comas.....