Scientists Make Cancer Cells Vanish?
This is another in a range of articles that I find encouraging but still hard to believe. Here is the gist of this claim:
Scientists in Scotland are using DNA to seek and destroy cancer cells without any side effects. Researchers around the world are trying to find ways to use genes as a cancer treatment, but one problem is ensuring they attack the tumor without destroying healthy tissue. This is part of the problem with current treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.
In laboratory experiments the Strathclyde research team used a plasma protein called transferrin, which carries iron through the blood, to deliver the therapeutic DNA to the right spot. Once in situ the DNA produced a protein that attacked the tumor cells. The findings have been published in the Journal of Controlled Release. Here is a link to the full article.
I am very interested in health and various types of disease regimes. Here is a list of Cancer Treatments that may be useful.