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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 05:07 AM
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Stem cells engineered to kill cancer
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/11/29/Stem-cells-e... /

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've shown that blood stem cells can be engineered to create cancer-killing T-cells that seek out and attack a human melanoma.

Jerome Zack -- a scientist with the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research -- said the tests, conducted on mice, prove blood stem cells can be genetically altered in a living organism to fight cancer.

"We knew from previous studies that we could generate engineered T-cells, but would they work to fight cancer in a relevant model of human disease, such as melanoma," Zack said Tuesday in a release.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/11/29/Stem-cells-e...
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 05:39 AM
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1. awesome!
I want our government to quit bombing other countries, and start bombing cancer! :thumbsup:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 06:21 AM
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