Friday, September 23, 2011

Cure for Cancer? Might Just be A Virus!

Cancer research is of interest to me.  Not just because my mother died of the disease but because my father was a research scientist pursuing a cure for liver cancer.  Though his years of research did yield some interesting results, they were nothing like this.

Researchers at  Penn State College of Medicine have discovered a virus that seems to destroy cancers. Specifically they found that the virus, adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2) which is benign in humans is deadly to HPV a precursor to cervical cancer.  Additionally, they found that in the lab the virus destroys human breast cancer cells very efficiently.

More here on Raw Story.

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