Scientists Create Stem Cells That Can Target and Kill Brain Cancer

Scientists Create Stem Cells That Can Target and Kill Brain Cancer

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Harvard scientists have discovered “a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer,” reports the BBC.

In experiments on mice, the stem cells were genetically engineered to produce and secrete toxins which kill brain tumors, without killing normal cells or themselves.

Researchers said the next stage was to test the procedure in humans.

(READ the story from BBC)

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