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Genetics

20 May 2009

Stem cell study targets tumours

Genetically engineered adult stem cells, armed with a cancer-killing protein, successfully targeted several types of tumours while sparing healthy cells, new research has found.

Genetically engineered adult stem cells, armed with a cancer-killing protein, have proven successful at targeting several types of tumours while sparing healthy cells, new research has found.

The study results combined findings from two previous areas of research: one that found that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which come from bone marrow, can work as messengers to tumour cells, and another that found Trail effective at killing cancer while sparing healthy cells.


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